Day 25 and the dirt can finally go! Yup, that means excavation started today, which is a big step. It doesn’t look like much happened, but about 160 CY (cubic yards) of dirt was removed … or 16 truck loads. Not bad considering there were only four trucks today. Why only 4? Well, the wood lagging will not be delivered until Monday and we can only excavate a maximum of 4 vertical feet prior to placing lagging, which means there is no point rushing the export until lagging is available.

Its also worth mentioning that the drill rig (Caterpillar 315CL with a LoDril attachment) was picked up in the morning… so we are down to two big machines and one small.