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Working it's way into the new pit.
 Photo: David hopper

After about two hours, I decided to leave for a while. When I returned, The spade was busy working on the ramp. behind it, crews were busy loading the blast holes. Since they don't load these until the last minute, I knew some blasting would be happening soon. So rather than leaving, as I had planned... I decided to hang around for a while.

The Blasting crew. Loading holes. The box truck carries the primers, and the one like a grain truck carries the powder.

Photo: David Hopper