Northern States Ride 2016

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Just before reaching Gillette, we pass the Eagle Butte Mine. This open pit, truck and shovel, mine has been in operation since 1978. Low-sulfer, sub-bituminous coal is mined from 100 foot thick seams, and shipped to power plants via railroad.

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