This is BIG: To understand the scale of this image, you need to know that the tires of this off-road, earth-hauling dump truck are about 1.5X higher than a man, or about 9 feet (2.74 m.) in diameter! And it only takes four scoops from that front end loader to fill the 120-ton capacity bed of this diesel-electric truck. (This image has been sold several times for use in highway construction and excavation, but this wide angle image was actually photographed during a beryllium mine assignment.)
Beryllium is primarily used as a hardening agent in alloys. It is a very light metal and has a high melting point (1278 °C); and it has a low coefficient of thermal expansion, making it an ideal aerospace material (it is often used in rocket nozzles and nose cones).
My Weekend uploads Policy: I use this two-day period to upload some of my "not-so-pretty" images. These images probably won’t be very popular with my contacts, but weekends are usually slow anyway. (I may move these weekend images to the back of my photostream after a few days, as they may distract from the visual identity of my "IronRodArt" stream.)
Comments to my Contacts: During the weekends I’m quite busy with family, civic, and church activities, so I don’t have much time to follow my wonderful contacts. But I promise to catch up on Mondays!
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