Cleaning out my basement on a rainy weekend yielded this 1897 Sonora Illustrado:
The "general resume" of Sonora is a used bookstore find I made after 6 months working near Cobachi.
The book is written in both Spanish and English:
"This review of the State of Sonora, resume of its resources and its advantages is given to the public in all candor. There has been nothing overstated, nor has there been any attempt to boom Sonora beyond what its merits justify. On this it can well afford to stand."
I am not quite sure what the arrow is pointing to in this photograph of La Colorada, near Cobachi, Sonora or what it has to do with "booming" Sonora:
Nor am I exactly sure how these Yaqui Indians fit into the unboomed Sonora history:
Lots of ardor. . .but not a single "amazing" or "awesome."
This Primer of Oil Well Drilling, published in 1951, was used in our late 1970's mud-logging class:
The entire volume is quite informative, outdated, and amusing; this is one of my favorite pages:
The size of this drill bit is most impressive (but not amazing or awesome ;-)):
Yes, now that I'm done with the drill bit (ha ha), time to wrap things up, sniff things out:
put a few ornaments on the Christmas tree:
Has anyone else here at PEOTS used their nose near a shale shaker? Seen a shale shaker used to shake the cuttings as they come out of the hole? Grabbing a pail full of those muddy cuttings at 3 a. m. is certainly a highlight of sitting oil and gas wells.
Here are oil and gas discoveries as of 1951:
And, for comparison, the Wikipedia oil reserves map for 2013:
It takes a whole bunch of drilling people to make a rig operation successful:
And, lastly, a drill bit that sits on my hearth:
But, I wouldn't want to bore you. . .
Oh yes, the AWESOME quiz from, of course, brainFALL:
Posting from 82 plus degrees in Denver (still swimming outside),
Atlas (see discussion below)
Caryatid (see discussion below)
And one more October water picture:
And for Lego Joe: