|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.|