Sunday, April 6, 2014

Placer mining is a lifestyle you have to love. It helped build this country and it represents freedom!!

Placer mining is a lifestyle
Placer mining is a lifestyle that you really have to love. To keep rock in the box, the weather does not matter and you can't get tired you gotta Go Go Go! You have to be thinking way ahead of the game, be prepared for breakdowns, pay streak anomalies  and have the proper trained help.

Going home a 5 o'clock is not happening on our jobs, there just doesn't seem to be enough time in a day. If you have any hiccups  the lights are on, to make your quota of gravel that has to be run through your washplant to meet your budget requirements.
Placer mining is a lifestyle
On our particular job the grade is quite low but with overburden almost nonexistent it fits our company just right. We operate with just three men and it is balanced good, we may add an additional man this year to ease up the load a bit.