Recent news about the
Silver Spade

The Spade, working in 1999. Photo: Blake Malkamaki

Just when many of us were about to give up hope, I got a call April 5th, saying that the spade was running again and would be crossing the highway soon, on it's way to a new mine site. I was told that the crossing would occur on Saturday, April 7th.

Unable to verify this, but not wanting to miss the event, ( if the caller was right ) I hopped in the truck and headed for cadiz.When I arrived, it was clear that the spade was moving today. The road ( rt.519) was closed, and the spade was moving.

The stie of the crossing, when I arrived in the morning, the spade is working behind the trees on the right.
Photo: Dave Hopper