Back to the Salt Mine Tomorrow!

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redheelerdog

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Montana - Big Sky Country
The fun's almost over.
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I had since the 23'rd off from work, and it was really nice to get some R&R in.

The holidays were great, my son back from college, good food, friends over for snacks, fun!

But... it's back to the Salt Mine tomorrow. Not really, I do like, (LOVE) my job and I work with a bunch of great people.

It has been allot of fun reading and posting on the forum, so many great peeps and food projects.

HoHum...
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I'm there with you for sure!

We had both boys home at the same time for the first time in 3 years, they've been gone a few days and we still aren't back into empty nest mode!

12 days off was great, but I need to go back to work so I quit spending money and making things!
 
Gosh it's nice to be retired!

It just sucks getting old!!

I think it would be better to be retired until your 65, then work until you die!!

Al
 
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I'm with Al.   When you get old and retire you don't feel like doing the thing you did when you were 30 or 40 or 50

Gary
 
I get laid off the week of Christmas until the 28th of Feb. Would be nice to be retired if I had enough dough.
 
We do have a Salt Mine not to far from me in Grand Saline  "Morton's"

Gary
 
I work in a rock quarry and we are 100+ feet under ground. Little dark but I love it. Temp is always between 40-50 degrees somewhere in that area. I drill holes in the wall that is about 40 foot high by 40 foot wide. I put 63 holes in the wall in a pattern. Then the explosive guys are usually loading behind me, and there is a scaler guy always ahead of me and a clean up loader. Would love to check into a job at the salt mines.
 
 
Boomerangg - What are you getting out of the rock?  A certain mineral or something?

What state?  

"Rock On"

Had to say it.    Marc
How ya doing Marctrees?

We just get road stone, and rock for concrete pours, and they wash rock for the state construction projects, and lime for spreading back on the fields. It's not a very big outfit but it's been there since the 40's or maybe before that.

I live in Iowa just exactly 2 miles from work so it doesn't take long to get to work LOL.

thanks for asking

boomer
 
Interesting that they find it profitable cuz I assume costs more to get it from underground, rather than surface.

There is some reason why they do that, maybe not much available otherwise around there.

Just sounds like spendy matl /yd   for basic road and aggregate purposes.       Marc
 
How ya doing Marctrees?

We just get road stone, and rock for concrete pours, and they wash rock for the state construction projects, and lime for spreading back on the fields. It's not a very big outfit but it's been there since the 40's or maybe before that.
I live in Iowa just exactly 2 miles from work so it doesn't take long to get to work LOL.

thanks for asking
boomer
Have you ever seen Pattison sands operation. I have hauled our tamrock ranger 700 and Pantera 800 in there a few times for their surface operations. I have never been in their underground but they say it goes nearly to Marquette or something like that from garnivillo area. Thats alot of frac sand. Around home here you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a surface lime stone quarry.
 
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no I never seen those mines. I have been on youtube and looked up mines there are some real interesting ones. We do have 2 sand plants but takes the sand right out of the river, very good fishing there too. There is another underground mine not far from me they take the line and make drywall out of it.
 
Longggggg loading images, for me w bad rural internet anyway.

I recall, best I can, years ago, they were called 240 ton trucks.

We had a safety video, a crew cab Ford pickup parked in front of one of those, In the blind from operator area.

When the big truck went and drove over the no occupant vehicle, he said he barely felt it.     Marc
 
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