"Not trick photography" West Mineral Things to Do Tip by basstbn

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by basstbn

The caterpillar tractor and the shovel in the foreground are not toys, but full sized pieces of mining equipment. Perhaps that will give you a better perspective as to the size of Big Brutus, the second largest electric shovel in the world. This monster weighs 11 million pounds, and when "revved up" can reach a cruising speed of .22 mph.

Directions: 6 miles west of K7 & K102 junction. Then 1/4 mile south. The turn-off is marked by a rather rustic sign.
Phone: 620.827.6177
Website: http://www.bigbrutus.org

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  • Updated Jun 23, 2004
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