Sample - A small portion of rock or mineral deposit, usually taken for the purpose of being assayed to determine possible content of valuable elements.
Shaft - A vertical or inclined excavation for the purpose of opening and servicing a mine. It is usually equipped with a hoist at the top, which lowers and raises a conveyance for handling men and material.
Square Set - A set of timbers used for support in underground mining, consisting of cap, girt and post.
Slab Round – Miner Speak for the process of blasting away the side of the mine shaft.
Sounding - The process of looking for loose rock accomplished by tapping the sides of the mineshaft and listening for loose rock.
Specimen – An ore sample that is sold as is - often to rock collectors looking for a visually interesting collection piece.
Stalactites - A deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, shaped like an icicle, hanging from the roof of a cave or the like, and formed by the dripping of calcareous (containing calcium) water.
Stope - An excavation in a mine from which ore is being or has been extracted.
Tailings - Material rejected from a mill after the recoverable valuable minerals have been extracted.
Timbers – The wooden beams used to support the mine tunnel’s walls and roof.
Tramp Miner – A miner who constantly moves from one mining job to another.
Tramping – The act of quitting or ‘walking off’ a job.
Troy Ounces - A type of measurement for gold. A troy is different than an ounce.
Tunnel - A horizontal underground passage that is open at both ends; the term is loosely applied in many cases to an adit, which is open at only one end.
Vein - A fissure, fault or crack in a rock filled by minerals that have travelled upwards from some deep source.
Kristen sees the opening in the side of the mountain for herself and makes a startling realization about the way the mine aligns with Baker City.
At the Crescent, the men blast down the barriers in the mysterious drift and make an astonishing discovery, while Kristen and Stan confront a dark presence at the old Octave Mine in Arizona.
Stan and Eddie check in with mine owner Larry to outline their prospects for what little remains of the mining season.