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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Usibelli coal mine equips for long haul

Traditional fuel source has tons of potential as Alaska's needs grow and international markets open up as China reduces exports

 

Last updated 5/22/2005 at Noon



There aren't many places in the United States where you drive on the left side of the road, but Usibelli coal mine is one of them. When you arrive at the gates to the mine in Healy, Alaska, you have to switch to the left because that makes it easier for the drivers of the 150-ton Caterpillar 785 haul trucks to get a clear view of the road. And when you are passing by a 150-ton truck loaded with...



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