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Author Topic: "PIT" reference on the MTO map  (Read 3384 times)

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Offline Detectorman

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"PIT" reference on the MTO map
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:12:32 AM »
I have been looking around the MTO map and see the word "PIT" in numerous areas.

Does anyone know what this word is referring to ?

Old prospector diggings ?

Thanks

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Re: "PIT" reference on the MTO map
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 10:32:49 AM »
Some would be older workings, a lot are borrow pits for logging or highway road construction as well, basic gravel pits/excavations........Guest

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Re: "PIT" reference on the MTO map
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 10:43:15 AM »
Some would be older workings, a lot are borrow pits for logging or highway road construction as well, basic gravel pits/excavations........Guest

Thanks Greywolf

I guess that means the pits that are far from any roads would be older workings ?
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Re: "PIT" reference on the MTO map
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 11:01:15 AM »
Aggrigate pits..Sand and gravel for logging road construction. You will notice that the majority seem to be located on plateau or benches. There are over 3000 of them in the province.

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Re: "PIT" reference on the MTO map
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »
Many of them are done through air photo interpretation so the technician is indicating they see a hole in the ground that is obviously man made but indeterminant as to purpose or not of interest to the map topic but needs acknowledgment. Could be anything and it is amazing the number of them linked with temporary road work for logging you find in the middle of nowhere. Those loggers are a hearty bunch for sure eh Wolf?
What the heck - lets just keep mixin' stuff together till it blows up or smells REALLY bad!

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Re: "PIT" reference on the MTO map
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 11:54:38 AM »
Yeah, had a lot of mud holes and swamps to fill in, pickups and logging trucks don't float to well............ ;D.....Guest

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Re: "PIT" reference on the MTO map
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011, 03:17:41 PM »
Yeah, had a lot of mud holes and swamps to fill in, pickups and logging trucks don't float to well............ ;D.....Guest

Did you ever find gold accidentally Greywolf... as a byproduct of your logging activities ?

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I found mine in the parks and schoolyards of the Lower Mainland.

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Re: "PIT" reference on the MTO map
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 03:57:18 PM »
Just some fines here and there, was more of a weekend prospector back then, times change............Guest

 


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