Tuesday, July 27, 2010
An overcast morning with a few light showers, which turned to blue skies and puffy white clouds by mid-afternoon. Temperatures remain warm, for here, mid-70's today, which was delightful.
We had a delivery this morning so I called the drive and made arrangements for him to come to Chapel so I could coordinate with Dave for the mine. I have Peter washing specimens all day, which Dave and Joe finished up mucking the face and doing some repair work on the Eimco hose which had developed a leak. I made a fuel run and got back to the mine about 11:30 a.m. and headed up to spend some time in the East Crosscut which has plenty of material in a pocket zone that extends to both sides of the tunnel, some of the pieces might be interesting. The usual white quartz coated green fluorites and some clusters of bluish lavender cubes to about 1" on edge, these tend toward the dull side but sometime form the bottom under the white quartz coated green fluorites which will make them interesting if not exciting. Dave and Joe and Peter broke for bait about 1:30 p.m. and I moved hose and tubs and screwdrivers etc. to the face and started washing down the clay zone on the east side that Dave had put a shot in the middle of. Happily they are greens, sadly most were either blast damaged or in the crush zone but there had been several inches of mud and if luckier it would have been an interesting pocket. Still and all , nice to see some greens again. I took lunch about 3:00 p.m. and spent the last hour working in one of the West Crosscut, minor success but had to close down early as we all had to make a run for Heights Quarry for a delivery then on home by about 5:30p.m. Today's photo shows a view of Eastgate from the Heights Quarry high above the dale, you can also see the old air shaft and emergency escape concrete pipe that goes down to the horse level of the Slit vein in the Cambokeels mine.
John and Marie Land were by for several hours today to visit Byron and we are going to try and have dinner with them on Friday, sure hope Byron feels up for it.
Thatís all the news there is.
Cal and crew