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 Post subject: Limestone Mine Drift Probing Photos
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:03 am 
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Here are the photos of this past weekend's trip. See http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?p=111263 for discussion.

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Miner CT Mike hauls lumber to the mine.

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3 mine researchers prepare for mine entry.

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Inside the mine, Miner Marc is distracted by the need to climb a stone pillar.

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Two pieces of lumber and a sack filled with pre-nailed rungs suddenly becomes a ladder.

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...and the means to access upper drifts just out of reach.

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Exploring an upper drift...

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This drift is bottomed as it enters the massive limestone stope. Notice the outline of a drift in the celing. A suspension bridge was built to allow for the dumping of waste rock.

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Another entrance into the mine illustrates the colossal size of the workings. If one looks carefully, a walled off drift can be seen.

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Entering further into this entrance.

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Are these fossilized mud flats on the ceiling?

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