We are going to try a post without a picture today. At the end of the day, after all of our equipment has run out of fuel. We perform our clean up, eat dinner, then it is time to sit around the fire and talk about events that took place during the day. My Mother-in-law usually wants to do an evening exploration trip to an area of the mine we have not been to in a while. When she heads out she usually takes my wife along with. My father-in-law and I sit around the camp fire and discuss ways to modify our equipment to make it work better, places we think that we need to dig test holes. We discuss how we are going to run the operation more efficiently with our small crew. Once my mother-in-law and wife return from their expedition we will then start the wine tasting, the in laws make their own wine. Most of the time it is great wine, sometimes you just have to spit it back out. After a couple glasses of wine it is usually time for everyone to hit the hay for the evening, then rinse and repeat, we do it all again the next evening.
At the end of the day we do a clean up of the material we ran all day. We take the concentrates from the big red and blue wash plant, then run that dirt through a small mini high-banker to concentrate the material even more, we call this the end of the day clean up. After that about a gold pan of material is left to have to work, and that is what My mother and father in law are doing in this picture, they are also the ones that take care of most of the equipment construction, like the Wash plant, Trommel, High-Banker and Bunk House. We would not be able to mine without them.