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Not fitness related but interesting....

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I get asked quite a bit about what I do for a living since i make alot of references to being out in the pit or rotating shifts etc...

I work at an iron mining operation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, providing high voltage electrical support to mining equipment and also support motor control systems, motors, programmable logic controllers etc.... its demanding for sure but its a pretty cool job.

I got a DVD from the HR dept when I first hired in and I had it for a while. I was looking over it yesterday and thought it would be pretty cool to post it on my You Tube channel.

It gives you the "nickel tour" of the operation and explains the mining process that supplies our American steel industry.

Thought you might like it, pretty interesting.

BTW, to really understand how big those trucks are, remember that the tires on the 240 ton units are about 14' tall.

Click here and enjoy....
youtu.be/yz-Wkw3_9wM


Extra note...I did NOT make this video, it was produced by the public relations dept at the mine... I am not in it at all.
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GARDENQE2 9/3/2012 12:14PM

    Very interesting video!
My late husband graduated as a mining engineer from Michigan Tech in Houghton. He worked in a copper mine there for a while before moving to the west. After he retired, we returned to Michigan to be near his parents in Kincheloe for their last years. I loved the beautiful lakes and forests, but not the winters!

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GOPINTOS 8/31/2012 5:27PM

    Kewlness!

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KOMTRIA 8/30/2012 10:58AM

  Wow, this is very interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

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VICTORY2XS 8/29/2012 6:27AM

    Very interesting!

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NEWTINK 8/28/2012 12:47PM

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YULLABELLE 8/28/2012 9:04AM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 8/28/2012 8:04AM

    Thanks for sharing. The video was pretty cool.

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BLUEJEAN99 8/28/2012 1:46AM

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JAMER123 8/27/2012 11:41PM

    emoticon emoticon video!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/27/2012 7:50PM

  Cool.......... emoticon for sharing.

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 8/27/2012 5:03PM

    Interesting! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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SERASARA 8/27/2012 2:44PM

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JUSGETTENBY42 8/27/2012 1:43PM

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SJKENT1 8/27/2012 11:57AM

    Iron Man for sure!!

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LINDAKAY228 8/27/2012 11:22AM

    When the copper mines were operating at full swing her many years ago in southern New Mexico I remember going on a mine tour and seeing in person just how huge those tires are! We have one mine currently working again, where at one time we had 3, then for a while they were all shut down. I don't know if they still have tours. But it's an open pit and the viewpoint is amazing to look down into it and see the roads and the huge trucks that are so far away they look much smaller because of the size of the pit.
Thanks for sharing the information with us an a little about what you do.

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FARIS71 8/27/2012 11:16AM

    check you out!

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LDRICHEL 8/27/2012 11:06AM

    Iron Man emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 8/27/2012 11:01AM

    Awesome!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 8/27/2012 10:39AM

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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MARYJEANSL 8/27/2012 10:28AM

  Wow - very interesting. It also seems like it must be a very demanding job.

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ROCKYCPA 8/27/2012 10:17AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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TONYVAND1 8/27/2012 10:16AM

  emoticon Sounds like an interesting job.

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DNRAE1 8/27/2012 10:08AM

    emoticon for sharing.

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LAURIE5658 8/27/2012 9:39AM

    In my childhood we traveled to northern Michigan and Minnesota (Chisolm/Hibbing area) to see ore operations. It was interesting to me then and still holds true today. thank you, Robert, for this great info.

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HEARTS116 8/27/2012 9:17AM

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wow

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MIMIDOT 8/27/2012 9:03AM

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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SHOAPIE 8/27/2012 9:02AM

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OFGREENGABLES 8/27/2012 8:54AM

    wow! neat

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CICELY360 8/27/2012 8:44AM

  good blog

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PENOWOK 8/27/2012 8:41AM

    interesting stuff!

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NEWMOM20121 8/27/2012 8:31AM

    Thanks for sharing.


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TRYINGHARD54 8/27/2012 7:56AM

    great video..thank you

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GARDENSFORLIFE 8/27/2012 7:46AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LOGOULD 8/27/2012 6:59AM

    Whoa - now that's BIG!

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NCSUE0514 8/27/2012 5:36AM

    wow.

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CHERIONE 8/27/2012 5:22AM

    Very cool. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 8/27/2012 3:54AM

  Congratulaions on being featured on the Spark Mail. You have a very interesting job. Watch the video. It is amzing all the differant steps they have to go through for each operation. It is mind blogging the weight these trucks and train cars can move and carry. Yon need these big tires for all that weight. Enjoyed watching the video very much. What part of the plant do you work in or do you work all over doing differant things and jobs? God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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TDWANDD2MYK9 8/27/2012 3:20AM

    wOw! emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 8/27/2012 2:55AM

    That's complex! When I lived in lower MI, I thought that the only thing that happened in the UP was hunting and fishing! Ha! I collect rocks and minerals and found the video very interesting! My friend who is a geologist would love this video! emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 8/27/2012 2:55AM

    That's complex! When I lived in lower MI, I thought that the only thing that happened in the UP was hunting and fishing! Ha! I collect rocks and minerals and found the video very interesting! My friend who is a geologist would love this video! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 8/27/2012 12:22AM

    emoticon Glad to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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PATTERD707 8/26/2012 10:37PM

    Any job that has trucks with 14 foot wheels has to be cool!

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GOING-STRONG 8/26/2012 10:29PM

    I toured the cooper mine in Green Valley AZ and the big tires on those vehicles were AMAZING! Quite the operation.

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KAREN42BOYS 8/26/2012 10:18PM

    So is that your voice I hear? Very nice video! Tells the story well!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/26/2012 10:11PM

    That's pretty amazing stuff! I watched the video with my husband and he was pretty fascinated too. He works for our local power company as a journeyman relayman so he appreciates all the technical jargon. I was just fascinated by the size and scope of the process. Thanks for sharing!

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ASHPAGS 8/26/2012 9:24PM

    So interesting--thanks for sharing!

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CINERICIA 8/26/2012 7:34PM

    I love the graphic at the beginning of the video. Too funny. My husband and his buddy actually did a documentary on iron mining in the area. It plays on a loop in the gift shop, if you're interested. Guess who got roped into doing have the on screen narration?

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/26/2012 6:21PM

    yikes 14 FEET????

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WONDERWOMAN 8/26/2012 5:39PM

    I was just thinking yesterday how I've been posting about my grandson's obsession with ore boats, ore docks, trains, etc. and realized many probably don't have a clue what I'm talking about and how closely it is connected to your career. Growing up here, I've taken it all for granted and am still surprised when a tourist says, "What is that thing sticking out into the lake?" lol BTW - see you there Saturday!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 8/26/2012 5:24PM

    Interesting.

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