Photos: Rio Tinto deploys tunnel machine at Northparkes mine

Feb 25, 2013

First photos of 64m-long machine in action.

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The new tunnel boring machine was officially put into action on Friday last week. An underground ceremony attended by top Rio Tinto innovation and technology executives was held to mark the occasion. The machine was actually delivered in October 2012 and took four months to assemble.  
 

The new tunnel boring machine was officially put into action on Friday last week. An underground ceremony attended by top Rio Tinto innovation and technology executives was held to mark the occasion. The machine was actually delivered in October 2012 and took four months to assemble.

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