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on a 10 mile walk from Pit 9 North of Coal City to Pit 11 south of Braidwood - Northern Illinois Coal Mine Marion 5560 Shovel Built in 1935 The first built -1550 tons - 105.5 ft. boom - 64 ft. dipper - 32 cu. yd. bucket later increased to 35 cu. yds. It was dismantled and finished its life at Peabody Coal Companys Tebo Mine in Missouri We have mining machines for crushing, beneficiation, grinding, building materials, and ball pressing. Welcome to consult or purchase.

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