EWC Welding Students on a Field Trip
November 15, 2007
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Eastern Wyoming College welding students and instructors recently toured the North Antelope Coal Mine outside of Wright,WY. The tour was lined up on a preventative maintenance day for the dragline so the students were able to get up close and personal with this multi-story monster. Students learned that the largest percentage of time and money from mining goes into land reclamation which places every detail (elevation, trees, and large rocks) back into their prospective places every few years as the mine pit shifts and moves onward. Students are shown in the bucket of the dragline.