March 7, 2013. Ephraim, Utah. I am fortunate to be able to spend several days with my brother in Ephraim, Utah. Today my mother and I drove with his wife up to Skyline Mine, where he is a civil engineer. To get there we drove nearly an hour through mountainous terrain heavily blanketed in white snow. The vistas were tauntingly appealing, yet knowingly treacherous. I spent the evening learning about coal and how it is mined today. I found this video very helpful in understanding the enormous machinery that is used at the mine.
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