Thursday, July 30, 2009

Greetings All,

Awoke to a very cool, breezy overcast day with predictions from BBC1 that we would have serious rain midday on. The quarry received no rain and, in fact, we had very pleasant sunshine all afternoon for a change.

Byron and Eric went in early. Byron to inspect the various blast areas and see what is going on. Eric to get work on gathering segregating lead in one of the tunnels, later I had Eric do mucking in the West Cross Cut after I put in a few timber supports. Kerith and I went in later running some errands including purchasing another small generator so that there would be light in the second container and once I got it hooked up we have light, probably need to replace the fluorescent bulbs which are likely older than Joe and Eric.

Shanade and Charlotte brought Dave and Joe. All three women spent the day washing, scrubbing and packing several bins. Dave and Joe managed to muck out the face and timber it all. The alteration and fluorite seems appear to be increasing so another blast next week will be on call as soon as possible. Byron spent the morning up front sorting through debris then moved over to dig one of the old lead/fluorite pockets and did a bit more in the North West Cross cut where Dave put 1 1/2 pills which helped square it up and expose the pocket further but another blast is needed there to get access to the various roof plates. I spent my day in the old West Cross Cut putting in some support and doing some exploration. A tub with some few nice pieces was my reward.

The evening dinner was pizza and salad, a bit later than the usual 7:00 p.m. since we did not get back from the mine till after 6:30 p.m. My constitution just cannot handle dinners much later than that without leaving me uncomfortable all night.

Today Jurgen Tron arrives around 1:00 p.m. and tomorrow Jesse gets back into the fold here at Burnbrae. Our final three weeks are upon up with much to do.

That's it from here,

Cal



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