...to the old mine.
Hello, way off in the distance, to the new.
I've started a new contracting/consulting job in a new place, a gold mine up on one of the Nevada gold trends, a move from copper to back to gold. I'm still in exploration rather than production, that aspect hasn't really changed. Some of the particulars have changed, some particulars remain the same or nearly the same. (The same and not the same: geology, geochemistry, drill rigs, core, RC chips, logging, samples and sampling, microscopes, cross-sections, various investigative instruments, PPE, geologists, techs, support contractors and companies, etc.)
The gold trend mines (Carlin trend, Eureka–Battle Mountain trend, Getchell trend, and Midas trend) are often, though not always, a long way from towns and cities (primarily Elko, Carlin, Eureka, Battle Mountain, and Winnemucca). The two major companies and some smaller companies facilitate transportation to the mines with busses and vans. My regular 10 hour work days are now lengthened by 45 to 60 minute drives or rides in both directions. My time from doorstep back to doorstep in the morning to late afternoon or early evening runs from about 4:30 am to about 5:00 pm, sometimes a bit earlier or later depending on variable logistics. Consequently, the time I currently have available for blogging is a little limited.
I'm also getting resettled in the new town, not really quite yet moving out of the old town in the hinterland of eastern Nevada. This process may take as much as a couple-three months. In other words, I'm fairly busy on my days off. There is also a whole new area to explore and investigate.
I'll post when I can!