Mar 30-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: March: Mar 30-11
Big Traverse    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Schaefer
Icy build-up    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Schaefer
Many layers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Schaefer

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 08:06 am:

We welcome Judy Schaefer as our most recent contributor to the daily Pasty Cam photos. Judy said she they paid a visit to their Big Traverse camp and snapped a few pictures to share with us, including a look at the boat launch and closer to the camera, the stamp sand build up in the channel there. Right now it's covered with snow and ice and so is the pier. Judy said they were amazed at the amount of ice that's built up on the exposed portion of the breakwall that juts out into Lake Superior. The water is opening up through the channel, but it will take a number of warm, sunny days to melt through all that crusted ice. It'll happen, we just have to be patient until it does.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 08:00 am:

Good morning! It's the middle of the week already!!

Have a great day!!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 08:22 am:

Nice lookin photos, time to get U.P. to Little Betsy!

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 08:29 am:

That blue is just so beautiful....great to see it, huh?

And what beauty with Mother Nature as the "Artist in Residence".

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 09:00 am:

It is ironic, yesterday while down at the Lake Erie boat launch ramp there were 7 trailers parked as the "guys" went afishn..While they were out there ice flowed into the dock area from the Detroit River and the park officials were trying to remove it with front loaders while the anglers waited 100' off shore. It does look like spring has sprung after a long snowy winter here in northern Monroe county.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:14 am:

Love these pictures! The blue hues are a bit different in each picture.

By Jeff Johnston (Jeff_johnston) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:10 am:

What exactly is "stamp" sand? The road sand stuff you stamp off
your feet when heading indoors, or something related to mining or
a stamp mill?


Jeff Johnston
Eugene, OR

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 12:30 pm:

stamp sand is a mining biproduct.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 12:47 pm:

With the exception of fissure veins where larger chunks of copper (some weighing up to several tons) were found, the majority of the copper came out of mines in small pieces that were embedded in a rock matrix. To extract the copper, the rock had to be crushed to sand-like consistency. The waste rock after crushing is commonly known as "stamp sand", because of the stamping mills used to do the crushing.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 02:33 pm:

Good pictures.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 05:50 pm:

I couldn't have said it better myself, Dale..... ;-)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 08:25 pm:

Hey UC,
How are things going with the Little Betsy situation?

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:45 pm:

Jbuck- Still in the estate and not sold yet, hoping it stays that way for awhile, thanks.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 07:14 am:

Am hoping for the best UC ~ after the fiasco with our family estate in Antrim County i know how painful this is. I feel for you, brother Wildcat!!

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