Sunday, August 3, 2008
Today was a pretty good day, just one 15 minute sharp shower about 11:00 a.m. and the rest of the day was nice breezed, puffy white clouds and bits of blue sky with temperatures to about 68 F.
We all went to the mine early today and Kerith worked at doing some single crystal sorting and packing blue bins, Byron and I along with Jurgen Tron, who is visiting from Germany spent the day collecting at the face and then sawing up a bogey full of specimens till the sprocket on the bar of the chainsaw froze up, second medium ICS bar with a sprocket to freeze up in a month. A problem we have never encountered before, it may be they have switched to a cheaper manufacturer of their bars with sprockets.
Some few nice pieces and one exceptional one were recovered. Perhaps the most interesting material found today were some water worn fluorite gem twins on matrix, if not water worn they would have been superb but now they are just very interesting oddities which we will put away for Jesse and myself. Today's picture is of Jurgen changing clothes and trying to keep his rental car clean after spending a day underground in second hand wellies and one of our clown suites which has a few extra holes for the water to seep through.
Regards, Cal, Kerith & Byron