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    Ausfish Bronze Member GraemeW's Avatar
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    A tinny in a most unusual place

    Was doing a clean up & sort the other day when I found a picture I thought I would share.

    The picture was taken when I worked underground at Gunpowder copper mine near Mount Isa.
    The tinny was used to place/position submersible pumps in areas flooded by water.
    The water was then pumped out for allowance of access to the once flooded areas by vehicles.

    Where the picture was taken was about 1.62 km underground.

    I dont know how long it had been there as the work areas were highly acidic.
    You had to wash your work vehicle down after every shift otherwise it would literally fall apart (eg. bolts rusting rapidly & breaking).
    Saw 2 brand new Landcruiser utes do this (over 3 months)as the vehicles weren't washed at the end of every shift.
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    Ausfish Silver Member Pridey's Avatar
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    Re: A tinny in a most unusual place

    Nice one mate. I've seen the boats they use at refineries. Same thing, they go through O/bs every 3 months due to the acid.



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    Ausfish Platinum Member STUIE63's Avatar
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    Re: A tinny in a most unusual place

    gees now you are going back a whiles . I went camping at gunpowder in the mid eighties and the mine was closed then .lovely spot to camp but and the skiing was great .
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    Ausfish Bronze Member GraemeW's Avatar
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    Re: A tinny in a most unusual place

    Photo was taken sometime in 1993.

    Mine was operatiing at that time.

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    Ausfish New Member Bogger's Avatar
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    Re: A tinny in a most unusual place

    The mine is back in operation and that boat is still there at the 4680 level.

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