The mines never stop production. It's mostly a 24/7 production across the globe. Getting out on the site at night can yield some amazing photographs, especially the 30 minutes after the sun sets when the warm glow of the sun melts over everything.
This Industrial Welder is putting the finishing touches on a repair job as the sun sets in the background. One of the heavy gauge teeth on this scoop was damaged while working in an open pit mine. A reinforced cap will quickly get this machine back on the job site. Comments are welcome on all Mining Industrial Photographer's Blog posts.