David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

Here are some Winter and Spring, 2006 images

 

New HeadframeRecent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

New Headframe
When I was leaving Balmertown, I stopped to take a picture of the new headframe, over the shaft named after Rob McEwan, founder of Goldcorp. The shaft is well on its way to completion and recently passed the one mile in depth mark. It is going down to 7,500 feet or so.

New SpecimensRecent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

New Specimens
Since the last visit, Goldcorp has purchased the Campbell Red Lake Mine(amongst others) from Placer Dome Inc. via Barrick Gold Corporation who bought out Placer Dome entirely. During this trip, I worked on specimens from the Campbell Red Lake Mine, only. Many of these specimens were extracted from "the Whopper". See the write-up on the Campbell Mine in the Mineralogical Pot Pourri" section of this website for more details on this piece.

Golf Amongst the MinesRecent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

Golf Amongst the Mines
It was too early to fish, the weather was great and the course in pretty good shape. Slightly cool and breezy so black flies were not a problem! Too bad my game was. (Don't look where your's truly's ball is headed in the picture.) Note the Campbell Red Lake Mine facilities in the background.

Paradise in SpringRecent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

Paradise in Spring
What a difference a couple of months make! During May, 2006.

In the Shadow of the HeadframeRecent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

In the Shadow of the Headframe
It is a very short walk to work. The Red Lake Mine headframe is literally a stone's throw away.

My slice of paradiseRecent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

My slice of paradise
This is where i have stayed recently when I visit Balmertown. During this particular trip, it was minus 30 dergrees Celsius and the water pipes froze!

The VaultRecent Activities -July, 2005 and March and May, 2006 Trips to Red Lake, Page Two

The Vault
This is where I do my work, when in Balmertown. Here, Steve McGibbon, Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist and one of the few people with the combination, opens the vault. Steve will be retiring shortly and moving on to a new home down south.