Objects are larger than they appear.

I’m not sure if I’ve been able to effectively communicate the scale of the operation witnessed during our visit to the Farmersburg Coal Mine. Through the magic of Google Maps, I will now whisk you away to a land of enchantment and heavy machinery.

This view shows piles of coal on the north side of the mining operation, waiting to be loaded onto the train:

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This shows the section that is currently being mined. This area will be largely depleted within the next few months, and then they will walk (yes, walk) the dragline cross-country to a new location:

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We’re beginning to zoom in on the dragline:

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Here we see the dragline up close. The tiny vehicle to the southeast of it? Yeah, that’s a pickup truck:

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Sadly, there is no Google Street View available.

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