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During a tour of the Big Thunder Gold Mine, Matt, our guide, explained double jacking:  Hand equipment was used to drill holes into solid rock.  Blasting powder was placed into  the drill holes. One miner would hold the steel drill bit, and the other would hit it with a sledge hammer.  Personally, we would much prefer the panning method.


11 responses

  1. Is that guy on the left a Minor Miner?

    October 22, 2012 at 5:16 am

  2. Ron Cracks me up. Those mines look pretty roomy.

    October 22, 2012 at 5:24 am

  3. The lighting in this shot really gives you that mine experience.

    October 22, 2012 at 7:12 am

  4. Love the way the little dude is looking WAAAY up at the tour guide.

    October 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

  5. It’s the lighting! super!!!

    October 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  6. oh my goodness how danergous what that!! pretty photo of a nasty place…

    October 23, 2012 at 4:59 am

  7. Tammy

    Love that little boys expression and the lighting really highlights it!

    October 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

  8. We went on a gold mine tour one time and that was the most fun.

    October 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

  9. Love this image, really tells the story.

    October 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

  10. Great lighting and composition. Also, love the processing!

    October 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

  11. I can’t imagine working deep in a mine all day and fully agree with you about the panning method being preferable!

    November 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

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