SH6163 : Drilling rig

taken 8 months ago, near to Mynydd Llandegai, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Drilling rig
Drilling rig
The modern way of doing things! No longer do teams of men drill holes by hand or with primitive compressed-air tools. This Atlas Copco Flexiroc D55 has a cyclone for collecting dust and cuttings from the air-flushed drilling process, and a magazine for automatic attachment of additional rods to the drill-string, meaning that the operator has essentially no manual tasks associated with drilling. The weathered and shattered state of the rock at this level of the quarry can be seen in the background.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6112 6398 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.2874N 4:4.7030W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6112 6398
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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