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Tim Blake's Photo Gallery

Finished quarry road.

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This photo shows the finished mine road, at least for now anyway.
Photo ID: 232934     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 340   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

Making the road to the prospect area

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

An excavator was used to create a new road to the prospect's pegmatite.
Photo ID: 232931     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 293   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

Clearing off the pegmatite

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

An excavator was used to remove the stumps and top soil from off the surface of the pegmatite ledge.
Photo ID: 232928     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 328   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

Mineralized zone

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This photo shows a large area of Heterosite on the surface of the pegmatite that was just uncovered.
Photo ID: 232925     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 404   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

Surprise in the floor of lower blast site!

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

A large Columbite crystal is discovered in the floor of the lower blast site.
Photo ID: 232921     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 600   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

"Mucking" out the lower blast site.

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

Co-owner Tim Blake uses the "Muck-tube", (aka....road culvert), to remove debris from the lower blast site.
Photo ID: 232919     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 536   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

After blast

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This is the upper and lower blast areas after the blast. The pegmatite has been broken up and will now be sifted through by hand.
Photo ID: 232915     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 420   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

Upper and lower blast areas before blast.

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This is co-owner Scott Soucy looking over the upper and lower blast areas before the blast.
Photo ID: 232911     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 572   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

Lower blast area is ready.

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This is the lower blast area after drilling is finished but before blast.
Photo ID: 232907     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 374   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

Drilling upper blast area.

Lookout Quarry, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This is co-owners Tim Blake & Scott Soucy drilling on the upper blast area for the first blast.

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 15th Feb 2012
Photo ID: 232904     Uploaded by: Tim Blake   View Count: 1983   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1818 x 1228 pixels (2.2 Mpix)
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