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This type of shovel was known also as a mechanical bogger. It is a compressed air powered machine and was introduced to the Eastern Goldfields towards the end of the 1920?s. Mounted on rails, it could be progressively slid forward after broken rock was removed in front of it and when the shovel was full, it was transferred straight back over the top of the bogger and into an ore truck.

Address: Mining Hall of Fame, Goldfields Hwy, Kalgoorlie

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  • Written Aug 6, 2007
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