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Eijji
08:03:27 AM 03/25/19
Kallista to Lauren: No tears, just dreams. *locks door*

scratch_flannigan
12:57:54 PM 03/24/19
Nature Night begins in about 1 hour from the time of this post . That will be at 2pm CDT. (Yup that is CDT. Daylight Saving Time Voodoo began recently ! ) Please check page 5 of the " Nature Night - Phase 2 " thread for a map to the location of the Wild Grove where we meet !

Zhymm
04:14:38 PM 03/23/19
Ditto

Thranduil Greenleaf
04:11:54 PM 03/23/19
Vaeltava.... PM sent your way..

Cuchuwyn
11:21:59 AM 03/23/19
The Necro Night special event will be starting in about 2.5 hours from the time of this post!

Kyssyt
03:47:46 AM 03/23/19
I really want to play! Every time I log in and see other PCs my brain freezes. It's been like this for over a year. I think I have PTSD, playing-thain-shyness-disorder.

Anyway, happy weekend playaz x

Cuchuwyn
05:04:17 PM 03/22/19
GV peeps: Just got home (work took longer than expected to escape from). Give me about 10 minutes to set up and we'll get started!

Shade
04:00:09 PM 03/22/19
No idea when that is, but I won't be able to make it.

Cuchuwyn
11:56:41 AM 03/22/19
There will be a Greenvale Night today starting at 3PM PST. Hope to see folks there!

Payne
11:39:27 AM 03/22/19



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Thimns
03:49:11 AM 03/15/17
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mylittlepwny wrote ...

Also, what Ogre said! The ultimate in geocaching, lol


Or take a good solid coffer, fill it with random useless junk, lock it tight, leave in an abandoned tunnel and let the future people wonder why that stuff was so important.
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AmberOfDzu
06:32:21 AM 03/15/17

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Thimns wrote ...

mylittlepwny wrote ...

Also, what Ogre said! The ultimate in geocaching, lol


Or take a good solid coffer, fill it with random useless junk, lock it tight, leave in an abandoned tunnel and let the future people wonder why that stuff was so important.

Heck, just do that ahead of the second shift, and let them find it.
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EcoTec
08:31:14 PM 03/16/17

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Corlupi wrote ...

Take care of yourself down there, my friend. Do you guys walk down in those tunnels or do you drive? And how big is each tunnel?


Hey mate, we don't walk down drive the ute around in and out of the hole. The drives are 6mtrs and 5mtrs and to be honest i am not 100% sure the decline size meter wise. The stopes we just had the biggest firing at this mine with many bigger to come, but a very new mine so they start small but that was 5tons of emulsion.

As for treasure chests none found yet, how ever i did find some weird things in my last mine that was been going since the 70's in the old workings. Old smoko areas and tools ect around the place. Did a stint of 2 weeks at one place quit and started at this place *always chasing the better money!* was told they still had the old stables down there back when they used horses. I never found it as its a closed of part of the mine now days.

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07:27:37 AM 04/26/17

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A photo of the boys charging a face in the decline, got lucky with the flashing light blue and orange light reflection


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06:10:40 AM 04/27/17

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What a display of lights. Well done.

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PFWG
08:28:22 AM 04/28/17

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That wire mesh looks awfully thin...

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AmberOfDzu
12:35:28 PM 04/28/17

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PFWG wrote ...

That wire mesh looks awfully thin...

I would guess it's there to catch small rocks and debris, for worker safety; not to prevent any large scale collapse.
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Xerah
12:53:13 PM 04/28/17
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Some notes:

That's standard mesh, which as Amber said, is to hold back loose material from falling. The back (roof) also has a layer of shotcrete, which is kind of a concrete type material that is sprayed on (you've probably seen it on road cuts).

Large scale collapses are controlled by designing the proper width and height of these drives to limit the potential risk (my job). Smaller blocks are held back by those bolts you see in the back (they are upwards of 10 feet long) that get cemented (resin if needed) to try to lock the various blocks together.

The location that he's in is called a decline, where they are doing it just to open the mine up to lower areas and more resource. Eco works in a narrow vein deposit (as least what I gather), so there is very targeted blasting to get as little of the background rock out (non-resource bearing rock is called dilution) as it's more expensive to deal with in the mill (have to put more in to get the same amount of $$$ out).




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Corlupi
01:08:27 PM 04/28/17
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Xerah is obviously a RL dwarf, too.

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EntropicChaos
01:44:53 PM 04/28/17

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Let's just hope they reinforce that tunnel better than the did The Big Dig, amirite?


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