Employees from Thyssen Mining complete construction of a temporary work platform over the main ore pass on the 4850 level. All blasted rock from the project will be dumped down this pass before being hoisted to surface.
A robotic shotcrete applicator waits to be lowered into the newly excavated 12-foot diameter, 1,200-foot tall ventilation raise at the LBNF FSCF project in Lead, South Dakota.

One of the interesting things about science is how easy it sometimes is to draw analogies between the familiar and the exotic as a way to make the unfamiliar seem more intuitive. Today’s article is a perfect example of that.