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Report - Quarry, Staffordshire, Sept 2010

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So, this is where it all starts;

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leeds-quarry 152 by carrottime, on Flickr

I've been doing some work for a feed mill recently, and there are similarities between the types of equipment used in these facilites- basically conveyors, motors, gearboxes, ladders, gantries, so i'll try and explain best I can. Of course,if anyone knows quaries make the necessary corrections.

I think the picture above might be known as an intake pit. The place which the rocks are dumped into by truck to begin the process of crushing and screening rocks into suitable sizes for their end products. Below is a picture of the intake system;

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leeds-quarry 144 by carrottime, on Flickr

Decending the stairs of the intake tower. The motor sticking out of the tank would be a hydraulic tank and pump arrangement, supplying power to machinery;

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leeds-quarry 153 by carrottime, on Flickr

Intake controls, lucky bloke had a heater;

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leeds-quarry 161 by carrottime, on Flickr

Looking down from the opposing conveyor;

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leeds-quarry 104 by carrottime, on Flickr

No sure of this, but would ashphault plant sound reasonable? The highest point, the rectantangular ducting, is definately an elevator though. Probably a vertical conveyor belt, but with metal buckets bolted onto the belting to carry material to the top;

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leeds-quarry 155 by carrottime, on Flickr

Looking down from the elevator platform;

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leeds-quarry 115 by carrottime, on Flickr

I assume these are storage bins and outgoing product loading facility;

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leeds-quarry 156 by carrottime, on Flickr

Not really much to see inside;

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leeds-quarry 141 by carrottime, on Flickr

Highest conveyor, the containers below are workshops;

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25566302@N00/5028823071/" title="leeds-quarry 136 by carrottime, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5028823071_f176a1953d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="leeds-quarry 136" /></a>

Looking right;

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leeds-quarry 142 by carrottime, on Flickr


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leeds-quarry 169 by carrottime, on Flickr

That's about it really. Obviously, there are other smaller buildings and control rooms to look at.
 

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