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We've been scanned. I'm not sure what instrument this was, but it flew a grid pattern over the area adjacent to our house(and our house as well on the first pass)where Freeport is about to open a new copper pit mine.

Couple of news releases on there about airborne geophys scans taking place. Normally electromagnetic scans either for geological structures or groundwater.
 

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Couple of news releases on there about airborne geophys scans taking place. Normally electromagnetic scans either for geological structures or groundwater.
I don't think this is a government survey-it was done almost exclusively over mine owned property. An engineer from that mine went rockhounding with me yesterday, he claims it's just making a new topographic map of the area, but since the new pit hasn't begun yet I doubt the topography has changed enough to require new mapping. I personally figure it's some sort of magnetometer to define the limits of the ore body, but the mine probably won't tell me the truth-they haven't yet except when they admitted if they destroy our aquifer our only recourse is to sue them.
 

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I don't think this is a government survey-it was done almost exclusively over mine owned property. An engineer from that mine went rockhounding with me yesterday, he claims it's just making a new topographic map of the area, but since the new pit hasn't begun yet I doubt the topography has changed enough to require new mapping. I personally figure it's some sort of magnetometer to define the limits of the ore body, but the mine probably won't tell me the truth-they haven't yet except when they admitted if they destroy our aquifer our only recourse is to sue them.
Gravity survey is also a good possibility.
 

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All you bikers can prolly tell me what kind of iron this is...

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Can't comment on the make of the bike, but I though GPS in 1970 on a bike would have been the old lady in the sidecar with the map whipping in the wind shouting instructions to her husband.
 

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Yup. "Selective Availability" meant an induced error of around a dozen meters, iirc. Reagan enabled civvy use of GPS with SA enabled, Clinton ended SA...

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Semi random picture, but on topic anyway;

Earlier this fall, someone took out a power pole with their truck just down the street, fired up the a genset to keep going with brew. Power was out for 3 hours, and I'd just mashed in, so needed sparge water, and later of course to boil.

Was just about to move set over from powering brew control to powering house so I could get some water (am on well), when the grid power came back on.

That did inspire me to get the 2nd and 3rd tier gens operational(a couple of MEP-002 s), but that is another picture.
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Still trying to figure out how they ended up where they are without bending up the airplane much more severely. Luckily, both occupants survived, and have been rescued.

lt's a retractable gear Mooney, and the gear are down, so it looks like they might have been trying to land when they hit the wires/tower.

Brew on :mug:
 
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