I am just back at my home base (yesterday late evening) after roaming around the big paddock I call home, I can't say it was an epic journey but having covered just under 1700 Kilometres in total, much of which was off road and not once leaving the East Pilbara shire boundary, there's scant mobile phone coverage in most parts, but many of the mining ventures, old and new have some form of technology that is of use, if you rely on this sort of stuff.
I wandered around mainly on exploration tracks and quite often over and into active exploration leases and I made no friends with one group of characters happily levelling healthy stands of Bloodwood trees and the like just so they can drill a bunch of holes in the earth to see what's down the hole.
I sat on one of these drill pads high in the Ophthalmia Range over looking a very prominent land form, which I called Mr RUM, the time of the naming of the Pinnacle was back in 2018, but I was out there again just a few days ago, the region is scarred and being prepped for exploitation and my guess is that at some point in the future that entire tract of 'unoccupied Crown Land' with end up in China.
I won't bag the mining industry, it's actually pointless, but in between the glory of what comes from mining is a whole bunch of unsavoury stuff most people seem to ignore or accept and that my fellow Adventurers is the real shame.
I'll show you what I saw, Good ~ Bad ~ Ugly
Safe travels : Joe
Mining Exploration ?