Mining, mining, mining

The problem with actually getting out of the truck, is one tends to find lots of stuff.  The fall survey in MT yielded way too many mining features.  Fortunately the fieldwork was spectacular, and more than balanced out the report writing.  Here is this evening’s last feature write-up.  (Unedited and unproofed—just throwing it up on a whim).  Sketch courtesy Google Sketch-Up.

Field Number: W21

Name: Two Room Log Structure

Description: Remnants of a log structure. A graded platform is evident, and several corners of the building are partially intact. The structure appears to have had two rooms. A stone terrace was built at the northeast corner. The logs are saddle-notched.

 

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Figure 49: W21, Two-Room Log Structure, Sketch

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Figure 50: W21, Two-Room Log Structure, looking northeast (IMG_2683)

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Figure 51: W21, Two-Room Log Structure, looking southwest (IMG_2685)

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Figure 52: W21, Two-Room Log Structure, Southwest Corner (IMG_2682)

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Figure 53: W21, Two-Room Log Structure, Stone Terrace, looking east (IMG_2686)

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Figure 54: W21, Two-Room Log Structure, Southwest Corner Detail (IMG_2679)