J.J. and Justeena ride along with Jesse as he moves the dirt through which we have already sifted.


 
This is the heavy equipment used to mine the Oregon Sunstones.

 
The desert terrain is rough on vehicles.  The first day out this year, my Suburban's power steering mount broke and had to be welded (after we'd been stranded for a few hours).  This blown tire (at right) from the next day seemed minor in comparison.