85 sales@aardva Manufacturing the Be Mechanical Inflatable Environmental Geotechical Packer Parts 5-546-6488 rkpackers com r r st Packers, Including: Wireline Straddle Mining G out Packe s Custom Design aardvarkpackers.com . Mineral Exploration cont’d from page 15 Thunder Bay, Lac des Iles has been i n operation for more than 25 years an d employs roughly 700 peope. It’s one o f only two primary palladium producers i n the world. In 2019, the mine was acquire d by South African miner Impala Platinu m Holdings when the company purchase d North American Palladium and its asset s for $1 billion, creating Impala Canada. The results of the teamwork near th e mine will lead to new analytical model s accelerating the exploration and minin g of these strategic minerals, potentiall y reducing the development time of newmin e sites. Tim Hill, CEO at Impala Canada , called mineral exploration the “lifeline o f the mining industry,” creating jobs an d community development opportunities . He added, “We are confident this col - laborative research will greatly enhanc e the potential for discovery of new min - eral resources and have a significant impact on future growth and investment in the Thunder Bay Mining District.” There are lots of drawbridges over the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon ; even the interstate highway has one. The Burnside Bridge in this photo was completed in 1926. Officials are looking to replace it with one which can better withstand an earthquake. Subscriber Snapshot 16 OCTOBER 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® In Memoriam Jack Rodney Frame, II (1950~2021) Jack Rodney Frame, II, of Elkins, West Virginia, passed away unexpectedly August 25, 2021. Born in Sutton, he gradu- ated Gassaway High School, then obtained a bachelor’s degree in geology at West Virginia University. He was a fourth generation water well drilling professional who owned and operated Frame Drilling Company since 1974. He also designed and installed mul- tiple commercial geothermal systems throughout the state, including the first in a public school. A member of Elkins Seventh-Day Adventist Church, he was also President of the West Virginia Water Well Drillers Association and Board Member of the South Atlantic JUBILEE. Jack is survived by his wife Susan; sons Jack, III (Tonya) and Luke (Courtney); daughter Aimee (Zachariah); and grandchildren London, Lilah, Abigail, Grayson, and Cameron. The management and staff of WWDR extend their condolences to Jack’s family and friends. Lest we forget . . .