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James Tovey's Blog

Working the Tripp Mine - July

28th Jul 2011

Have finished for now the lowering of the entrance road into the mine and the pit ramp road is in place. I spent way too much time on this infrastructure work. But it will pay off down the road. The pit de-watering has moved along. Because of the lower pit water level, I can now read the pit walls that are showing several beryl crystal nests. Therefore, I will concentrate on the good Wayne/Lee mineralized area for the rest of the mining season.
Toveco will be displaying at the Springfield show this August. If attending the show drop by.

That’s it for now

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Is it possible to tell how much water is left in the pit? Always enjoy the updates!


David Bernstein
28th Jul 2011 7:19pm
Yes. However, I would have to have the area measurements. I’m not that interested in doing it. The basic working assumption is that for every foot of water starting at the top of the pit is 25000 gallons. The amount of water drops by 4 to 8% for every foot of water level. Remember this is a ball park assumption.
Hope this helped

James Tovey
7th Aug 2011 12:47am

We also have not yet tryed to measure just how deep the remaining water in the pit is.
Maybe one of the next times we're up there we will.

Wayne Corwin

Wayne Corwin
7th Aug 2011 1:45pm

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