Friday, July 25, 2008

Closer to nowhere than anywhere


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I found one of my drill holes.
The map above should be centred on the concrete water tank we had helicoptered in from Mt Magnet. I spent about a month here in the mid 90's logging drill core from several 2-3km deep diamond holes from the same head.
Pan out and you see what I mean by remote.

14 comments:

babyoog said...

Jeez! Did you drill that hole on the moon?

Em said...

What did that feel like, being so remote? Difficult or peaceful?

phishez_rule said...

Fuck me! I just love Australia.

xl said...

Un-zoomed a bit. What amazing colors and patterns.

fingers said...

I didn't even know you'd lost any of your drill holes...

unique_stephen said...

Ann - Nah, but about as far from help in an emergency.

Em - I worked out there of several years. I loved it but eventually came back east because I was lonely for companionship other than drillers and miners.

Phishez - only if your into couples and yes It's amazing


xl - agreed

Fingers - I hate it when you loose a hole, but 2 to 3 km is pretty good from one head, no?

fingers said...

I bet that'd be a good place for a neutrino-catcher...

unique_stephen said...

However the Pauli exclusion principle states that things in the same place can't have the same properties and as neutrinos are nothing and I can attest that there is nothing in the desert there then the presence of one would exclude the presence of the other. ergo there are no neutrinos in the desert.
QED

fingers said...

That's quantum sophistry.
Like saying 'I think, therefore I am but plankton doesn't think, therefore it isn't.'
In which case what the fuck is holding up the aquatic food chain...

xl said...

fingers, "wtf is holding up the aquatic food chain[?]" Deer carcasses washed downstream.

unique_stephen said...

That and the little problem of the principle only applying to Fermion. I'm not sure I can prove that the desert has a spin of one half

unique_stephen said...

s - that was meant to be Fermions.

fingers said...

OK, I'm a little out of my particle depth here. I'll admit I find Fermi-Dirac statistics and Pauli Exclusions complicated, so I'm going back to my lair and work on an alternate solution to Fermat's last theorem...

Mark Lawrence said...

What was it that Michele Shocked said? "…Texas always seems so big/
But you know you're in the largest state in the Union/ When you're anchored down in Anchorage".

I've thought pretty much the same about Western Australia.

A friend of mine, an engineer, was stuck out in WA on a construction crew building a pipeline through country I imagine is pretty much like this. (He's now stuck out somewhere in Queensland.)

Oh look – that's not so bad, I can see Geraldton close by on the map. Oh, hang on. That's at how many thousand feet up?