We had a site meeting yesterday with Nathan, Sean, David (from RJR engineering), Jenn and myself. We checked out the progress on the drilling and discussed having David test the holes to ensure that the geology is all correct. Next week he is going to go down into the holes and inspect the dirt and rock. It took two days to drill the first hole, however, Hard Rock is trying a new technique using a smaller bit to get down deep and then using a larger one afterwards.
Nathan and I on the lot.
Drilling the second caisson, check out the teeth on that drill bit!
The fire came REALLY close to our road. This is looking at Rambla Pacifico which goes down to the right of the picture. To the left is the fire camp which is at the point where Rambla Pacifico and Las Flores meet. The fire never crested the ridge and appears to have been held back right at the edge of the fire camp!
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Here are some more pictures taken from Rambla Pacifico.