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A good view of the excavation south of Buckner Gap. Most of
earth material has been removed down to the level of the drill, and
there on down everything must be blasted out of solid rock. The
this level will be sloped back to prevent any landslides, but the rock
cut will have a very steep slope to minimize the overall width of
This cut will eventually be over 400' deep, with about half of it in
and half in rock.