Sunday, February 12, 2006


Well after a day In Marathon I job came up in Sudbury, so I got on the road again. It took me another day to drive to Sudbury. We have a large area to survey here, to loop is 1X1.6 km with 16.5 km of lines we have to survey. I expect to be here for at least two weeks. Sudbury hasn't inspired me to take any photos yet. I might get out some night and try to get some of the smoke stacks.

Still Driving

Well on the way from Winniprg to Marathon stuff started to look familiar. I took a shot of this view in the autumn, so as I passed again, I thought I'd get a winter one too. Posted by Picasa

Leaving Winnipeg

Well I have found WIFI in a corner of my room, by the bathroom door, so I can blogg from the comfort of my hotell room.
This shot was taken after I left winnipeg. It was so flat there! they say if your dog runs away you can still see it 3 days later. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Where am I ?

Today I am in Winnipeg, just got in after a 700km drive from Thompson, it was a long drive on very straight roads. I thought you might be interested to see my path on a map, so here it is. there are 3 legs, the final, from Winnipeg to Marathon is what I'll be doing tomorrow. It is close to 1000km, so will take most of that day. I'll try and stop in some places worth photographing. Posted by Picasa


This was also taken yesterday. Just to show that I am working here, Here I am with the receiver. The Yellow wire is the replacment sync antenna we made after 3 of the propper antennas failed. The odd stance is because I am waring snow shoes.
Thanks to Morgan for taking this shot. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Frosty morning in Lynn Lake

Here is another shot of the Head frame at the Farley mine in Lynn Lake. This was taken yesterday morning after the ice fog had cleared. Everything was covered in about 1cm of frost. Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 03, 2006

Sundown at the Farley mine

Working late this evening, got this shot just bofore I packed up and went home. Posted by Picasa
Who would have thought it, all that messing around with antennas finally paid off. Here is a the sync antenna we rigged up. Our receiver and transmitter need to synchronised, there are several ways to do that and for this job we are using radio sync, so we required an antenna. Initially we had the antenna standing on the ground, but this only gave us about 200m range, which wasn't enough. We searched around and found a big metal water pipe in a scrap pile and rigged it up with some wire to lift the antenna about 12 feet off the ground. We boosted our range to about 800m.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Farley Mine, Lynn Lake Manitoba. In the foreground is some of the waste rock, you can see that even this discarded rock is quite mineralized. the old headframs stands abandoned in the distance. The ramp on the left goes down into the old underground workings, which are now flooded. We are surveying on this site to see if we can find and deposits that have previousley been missed. It would be nice to find enough to allow this mine to reopen and breath some life back into this town.  Posted by Picasa