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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Balls of Iron: 1942

Balls of Iron: 1942

November 1942. "Production. Copper. Interior of large ball mill showing the iron balls which grind the ore to a fine size for subsequent treatment by flotation at one of the mills of the Utah Copper Company in Magna and Arthur." 4x5 nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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Roller Mill Size and production

This looks like a 10 ton per hour roller mill using 6 pound shot. What this worker is doing removing the shot with the ground up ore clinging to the shot. It is an extremely dangerous job with the shot hanging on the wall of the roller mill. Current price of shot this size is about $30.00 per shot. The price of the mill is about $50,000.00.

 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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