Here are the pics of the iron ore dust storm that left us all gaging and with a terrible stink in the air, and Gabe laughing his head off as we all ran for cover.
It did get worse than this, but as the orange fog headed towards us, it was camera down and every person for themselves.
From here we headed to the actual mining site which was this huge hole carved into the top of the mountain. They had drilled and blasted out the minerals they were seeking and from what I read it was mostly iron ore but with silver, gold, and a few more valuable rocks as well. We rode to the road heading down into the mine site, but parked at the top....well most of us....Gabe blew by and rode right down to where the water had filled up the cavern and made this magical black lake.
From here it just got better as we found the air vents and even located a tunnel into the lower side of the mine, but as our internet is dead slow here and it is now time for work..... I will have to continue this later.