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Can't figure it out........
« on: August 21, 2006, 11:37:59 PM »
Was up at the lake this last weekend and there is an area at the edge of town with "men working/cable crossing" signs up.
About every 1/10 of a mile or so there are cables layed out in a North/South direction. Crossing roads, on/off ramps for the highway, swamps, fields and woods. Can't seem to figure out what they are up to.
Anyone happen to know what they might be doing?

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Re: Can't figure it out........
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 11:49:15 PM »
Siesmic survey.

They lay out a big grid of microphones, then let off some small explosive charges. From the echos that come back they can figure out what the rock structure is like deep underground,  then pick the best place to drill for oil.

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006, 11:51:22 PM »
Hmmm.....
Never would have thought of that!

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Re: Can't figure it out........
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006, 04:47:01 AM »
Remagnitizing the earth. The magnetic north pole keeps moving and this resets it so everybody's compass works right.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006, 06:10:55 AM »
Furby,

There is a very large oil and natural gas play that extends from the Ottawa/Montreal area over thru New York, Pennsylvania and into Ohio.  They are probably looking for the western edge of this field.  I read an article in one of my trade rags the other day about this play.  A lot of gas, but hard to get out of the rock formations.  New drilling and fracturing technologies are helping.  According to this article, there is a well on the shores of Lake Erie that is drilling side ways under the lake.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006, 10:30:20 AM »
Remagnitizing the earth. The magnetic north pole keeps moving and this resets it so everybody's compass works right.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 01:21:23 PM »
Yeah, they have been trying to drill sideways under Lake Michigan from an inland location to a field about 2 miles under the lake's bottom if I remember right. Thy have been blocked by special interest groups.
I don't recall a lot of oil wells in this area though, guess I'm gonna have to take a better look in a couple weeks.

Well if this is gonna be the new North Pole, I got Marcel beat by a long shot! ;D

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 05:24:42 PM »
 Furby are up by the chrystal field that used to be the largest in M i

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006, 06:54:28 PM »
There were some idiots trying to drill for oil where I live in WI. All solid limestone. I think all they ever managed to find was more rock and water :D :D

I think WI is the only state in the union that doesn't have some kind of oil/gas/coal reserve. I have never heard of any gas or oil wells in WI.

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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006, 08:19:37 PM »
Can ya tell me where the crystal field is/was Dave?

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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2006, 02:49:17 PM »
gartiot and mount calm counties Edmore Alma Mt Pleasaant at least most of it is in thouse two counties I had just remenbered i asked you that question
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2006, 09:27:05 PM »
Nope not even close, a fair ways away in Oceana County.


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