VCIs for Environmentally Safe Maintenance
February 2001 by StaffA new preventative maintenance program utilizing environmentally friendly Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) is becoming a reality in major mining operations today.
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
The site of the old mining camp of Quartzville is 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, Oregon, via a road which is paved for much of the distance. It is located in mountainous terrain along the west slope of the rugged Cascade Range, with elevations ranging from 1,600 to over 4,000 feet.
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As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
As I have always done, I stashed those heavy black rocks in my pack and put them in the garden at home. They never were given a second thought until a half decade later…
The most obvious benches are usually near the valley floor, but they can be thousands of feet above the valley floor. Since benches were made by streams, they can contain placer deposits.
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