Sunstone Screen Plant

Most of the 2009 “mining season” was really a steel fabrication season for the Bonanza crew. Here’s a short story about the building of our Sunstone Screen:

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We started with a dilapidated trailer frame that
had been so overloaded that nearly every weld was broken.

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Chuck gave it a few love-taps …

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John gave it a little TLC …

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We added a set of springs …

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… and repaired the piece that

“tool-time John” broke.

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The “test engineer” worked so very hard…

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The rocks jumped like popcorn.

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Ken added a spiffy paint job…

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The partners had their “Sunstone Schooner”.

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Here she is on her first cruise.

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We fed her with a bobcat.

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Had a sorting party.

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… and counted the loot …

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more loot

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more loot

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schiller bar loot

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bi-color loot!

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35-carat schiller loot

The Sunstone Schooner will sail again!

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