The “Giants of Mining” is a park with the biggest mining shit I’ve every seen.
At the end of the road north of Fort McMurray, there is a turn-around loop. Only people working for the mining operations can go further. The rest of us have to head back to town.
Inside that massive loop, they have a special lot reserved for these massive mining machines. It’s extremely impressive.
On the northern horizon, you can see the mining and refining operations. The stacks were quite tall.
On one of the Oil Sands Discovery Center tours, we learned that most of the oil sands mining operations have discontinued the use of these huge diggers in favor of a more agile and mobile dump-truck method. I guess it takes too much money and time to set up these massive diggers.