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 Post subject: news from the sapphire fields
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:03 am 
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I have lots of pictures to share with you all, once I'm home from the sapphire mine in a few more weeks.
I need to shrink about 1,800 shots, so they fit the G.O format, and will do so when I catch my breath.lol
We have now been mining for 8 weeks, but so many other things came into play this trip, that haven't actually shifted the amount of dirt we were hopeing to.
Heavy rain has now caused a lot of collapse of the open pits, so a few days sun is going to be needed to get a little dry again.
The plan is to be back again by end of October, and will see how the summer goes this year.
Last 2015/2016 one was the hottest ever experienced here, but a switch back to El Nino conditions may make the upcoming one wetter, and a little cooler.


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 Post subject: Re: news from the sapphire fields
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:37 am 
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We had about 50mm here in Gladstone but I hear there was a lot more out west.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:15 am 
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Yeah we had plenty of rain out at Willows too!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:47 pm 
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Bureau if forecasting a wet winter - good for the farmers but not really want I want to hear as a fossicker.


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