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  • n. Plural form of bucketwheel.


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  • The mining originally was done with bucketwheels, gouging machines that weighed up to 850 tons.

  • In the mid-1990s, bucketwheels were replaced by trucks and shovels, which can do much of the separation on the spot - sending oil sands to processing plants and soils without oil to holding grounds until it can be used for other purposes, like reclamation or building dikes for settling ponds.


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