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Slate Mining Quarry Stick - Poultney, Vermont by John Van Hoesen

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Taken by
John Van Hoesen John Van Hoesen
Explore score
0.95 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 21, 2010
Date taken
Jun 19, 2010

This is the last remaining quarry stick still vertical in the Slate Valley Region of New York and Vermont. These quarry sticks were used to ferry refuse slate away from the finishing areas and then dumped around the sticks. Over time, as the slag piles increased in height, more 'splices' were added to the existing stick using 'jaws' so the process could continue. You can still see the saddle on top of the stick, a few of the guy wires, the wheels or 'sheaves' through which the cableways would have run. No cablesways are still attached to the stick, so there aren't any carriers or a refuse box, otherwise it is in excellent condition.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 953 megapixels (44580 x 21392 pixels)
Input images: 240 (20 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 35.3 degrees wide by 16.9 degrees high (top=16.3, bottom=-0.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Image size: 2816x2112 (5.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-06-20 02:31:05 - 2010-06-20 02:45:03
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 435.8 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 20.6 to 35.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 17.8 to 29.3 percent
Computer stats: 4062.25 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 22:17 (5.6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 5:39, Projection: 1:37, Blending: 15:01
(Preview finished in 9:49)

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