David Hope's

Mining Scenes


Marion 8900, 130-yd. Capacity.

Erected at Peabody Coal Co's
Moura Mine in Australia.

This 8900 had a boom failure.
Has since been scrapped.


Marion 8900, 145-yd capacity.

Erected at Peabody Coal Co's Dugger Mine near Dugger, Indiana in 1968.

Boom fell July 24, 1972.
The new boom was raised August 30, 1972.

After Dugger closed, it was walked to Peabody's Hawthorn mine.

Later fitted with a 155-yd. Bucket. It is now idle.