"Atlas Copco Mucker"

"Atlas Copco Mucker" (HM1HIL)

Location: Bishop, CA 93514 Inyo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.053', W 118° 23.688'

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This historic mining artifact is known as a track mucking machine. It dates back to the 1960s and was used by Union Carbide Corporation at the nearby Pine Creek Tungsten mine 20 miles North West of Bishop. During World War II and for some years afterward, this mine was the largest producer of Tungsten in the world.

The machine, originally made in Sweden, ran on rail tracks was powered by pressurized air and operated by one miner. Its primary purpose was to scoop up ore and rock that had been dynamited at the heading of the tunnel, the machine would dump the loose debris into ore carts. This saved miners the backbreaking work of shoveling the excavated material into carts, which was then removed from the mine for processing or waste storage.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2013
Placed BySlim Princess Chapter 395 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 376492 N 4136559
Decimal Degrees37.36755000, -118.39480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.053', W 118° 23.688'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 3.18" N, 118° 23' 41.28" W
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Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Park Street, Bishop CA 93514, US
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