A mining employee works around a large piece digging equipment used at Black Thunder, a coal surface mine. Located in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, the dragline bucket used at the mine holds 170 cubic yards of coal that is extracted, processed, then loaded onto trains. Almost 100 million tons of low sulpher coal is shipped from this surface mine to power plants.
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- National Geographic Public Lands MM6659 magazine, B50041 book