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An Engine Worth its Weight in Gold

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Originally founded in the 1890’s, the town of Republic, Washington, is one of the original gold mining towns in the Pacific Northwest – second only to Yosemite in California during the 1850’s Gold Rush. In Republic, it is safe to say that gold runs deep. Mining has been a primary industry in this region for decades and today Buckhorn Mine relies on dependable mining equipment to extract gold from the mine, making transporting the heavy metal safe and easy in the narrow mines.

As the last operating underground gold mine in the Northwest, Buckhorn Gold Mine chose Pacific Power Group to provide a remanufactured Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine for an Atlas Copco Wagner underground mine truck. This invaluable heavy-duty mining truck is used to haul stone and gold from the mine.

The Buckhorn Mine staff chose PPG because of our excellent service record and history of success working with mining equipment. Our team supplied a Detroit Diesel S-50 capable of powering the heavy hauling truck in the mine with greater efficiency and the performance needed to work in such a challenging environment.