Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Greetings All,

An lovely day, mostly overcast but spots of warm sunshine and a mild breeze. Temperatures probably pushed past 65 for the first time in a week.

Kerith woke up with a sore throat and opted to stay home and putter around. Byron left quite early to make a diesel run and fill the van with gas. Eric and I left a bit after 9:00 since Dave was going to come in after a chiropractic appointment around noon. Eric and I spent the morning shuffling blue bins and weighing them and putting together another pallet over at Alistairís. Byron spent the entire day at the face working in the yet to be named pocket and recovered what is likely the best piece to come out this Summer, which is featured in today's photo. It needs a trim but the matrix is moderately soft so this should not be a problem.

After lunch Eric started mucking out the Northeast Cross Cut and Dave set to drilling the West Cross Cut for what may well be the last blast in that legendary area. I spent the afternoon helping Byron shift large rocks in the pocket and packing up material to keep him from being hemmed in by specimens. I also spent a number of hours working a Northwest Cross Cut with a large but difficult to access pocket which produced a few nice small cabinet clusters of huge lustrous green over purple singles to nearly 3" on edge.

Dave is off starting tomorrow for a week of racing in Belgium and we are off to Whitby for four nights starting on Thursday. Will caught the train at Newcastle yesterday to begin his trek back home to California. We have tomorrow to play in the face and examine the West Cross Cut and finish mucking out the Northeast Cross Cut.

That's it from here,

Cal



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