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Unread 05-30-2012, 06:37 PM   #11821
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Here is a stope (area opened to remove an ore vein) we came across on our way back that was above us. We figured we were probably just a few feet below where we were parked. This large air pocket was our rest spot for about an hour.

It’s an odd feeling to be underwater shutting down and removing gear. The air wasn’t stale at all. I thought it strange that the air smelled like vanilla. I seriously thought I was having another stroke. Then I remembered everyone using sunscreen before we suited up. Not because we’d be seeing a lot of sun, but because the suits are easier to get on and off with a little lubrication.

If you look closely, you can see boot prints from miners as if they walked across that floor today.

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Unread 05-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #11822
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It's amazing to think that people mined underwater a hundred years ago and didn't even have near the technology you guys had.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #11823
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Last picture for now. This trip completely kicked my as s. I was shivering at least another 10 minutes even at the surface in the sun.

Most of us went two dives and, with the break, spent about two hours underwater. Those familiar with diving will know that an hour diving takes a lot out of you. The three with rebreathers spent close to four hours underwater. We started to worry about them after the third hour, but everyone made it out well.

The only issue was one of the women folk getting cut on glass in the water and my nose started bleeding at about 80 feet. I thought it was something on my mask and was trying to rub it away. I kept purging the blood out of my mask until it stopped. It was kinda gross. Good thing there aren’t sharks there.

It was a good day.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 06:41 PM   #11824
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It's amazing to think that people mined underwater a hundred years ago and didn't even have near the technology you guys had.
One of the wives asked, "What made them want to mine down there?".

She's really hot, so it's tolerated.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #11825
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Those are some awesome pictures. There's some great stuff to do around here that no one knows about.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #11826
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She's really hot, so it's tolerated.
And no picture
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #11827
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YSB those pictures are awesome, I don't even like walking into mine shafts let alone swimming into mine shafts under millions of tons of water and rock!

Let's see some pics of some monster fish down there!
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #11828
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Hack n tap, you stupid idiots!
Why so vicious, golum?? We didn't take the precious! J/K
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #11829
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Why so vicious, golum?? We didn't take the precious! J/K
It's Gollum...get it right.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #11830
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It's Gollum...get it right.
Well, we still didn't take the precious....unless the stupid fat hobbitses have been trixing us again!
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #11831
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Awesome pics bunny. I second pics of the hot chick lathered up in sun tan lotion asking about underwater mining.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #11832
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Well, we still didn't take the precious....unless the stupid fat hobbitses have been trixing us again!
Bunnies are often mistaken for hobbitses
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #11833
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Bunnies are often mistaken for hobbitses
Terms are synonymous!!!
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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #11834
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When is the new Hobbit movie coming out? I was hoping by summer.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #11835
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When is the new Hobbit movie coming out? I was hoping by summer.
December...and it's two films. One released this December and the next December 2013
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