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#1 DirtyDog

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:05 PM

The real reason for creating Wander the West was to develop a captive audience for my mining history work. I have added 8 town profiles for New Mexico:

http://www.westernmi...og-details/6478

Nothing more fun that a little mining history!
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#2 craig333

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 06:10 PM

I was checking out some old mining towns this past week while I was at the annual fathers and sons trip. Having seen renewed mining claims filed at most of them, i was mildy suprised, considering the price of gold now, that not one of them had any recent activity.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 06:18 PM

The real reason for creating Wander the West was to develop a captive audience for my mining history work. I have added 8 town profiles for New Mexico:

http://www.westernmininghistory.com/blog-details/6478

Nothing more fun that a little mining history!



Thanks for the updates. Hillsboro is about 80 miles from me and my favorite breakfast and lunch stop is the General Store there. Lke Valley is another mining boom town just 15 miles down the road.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for the updates. Hillsboro is about 80 miles from me and my favorite breakfast and lunch stop is the General Store there. Lke Valley is another mining boom town just 15 miles down the road.


White Oaks, NM is another mining boom town that is now a little artist's colony. In fact, there's still more gold to be had in the area. There's an exploratory operation going on nearby, north of the town of Capitan. Their website indicates the gold is worth going after. Maybe it's time to get a pan and a metal detector and take up a new hobby.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention that White Oaks has the "No Scum Allowed Saloon", too.
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#6 Barko1

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:49 PM

White Oaks, NM is another mining boom town that is now a little artist's colony. In fact, there's still more gold to be had in the area. There's an exploratory operation going on nearby, north of the town of Capitan. Their website indicates the gold is worth going after. Maybe it's time to get a pan and a metal detector and take up a new hobby.



There were plans do start some more gold mining near Hillsboro as well, not sure what happened with that. Need to go visit the No Scum :)
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:54 AM

Hey DD looking over the western mining site and gotta say it is pretty impressive. still lots to do I can imagine. looks like there is a lot of stuff still to find as well. Just in my area you might want to check out Butte Creak canyon, Feather river canyon, 299 east of redding... There is a lot of rich history in these areas and still a lot of placer stuff now. lots of old holes in the mountains with rail cart tracks coming out of them.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:43 PM

When i was in Jarbidge, Nevada in May a local guy gave me a cd full of historical photos of the town and surrounding mines. I just got the Jarbidge profile up:

http://www.westernmi...evada/jarbidge/

Historical town gallery:
http://www.westernmi.../history/towns/

Historical mining gallery:
http://www.westernmi...history/mining/

My town photos from this last trip:
http://www.westernmi...9/modern/towns/
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 05:40 PM

Fun stuff. Is Ja-ha-bich Grill how you say Jarbridge after a few too many?

I like the photo of the five men sitting near a doorway. Four very serious men in hats and one guy that looks like he just came from a WTW rally. :D

I noticed in the photos from your visit a plate leaning against the jail. Saw a smaller version of that at Berlin Mine. Is that for making bricks or is that what they poured the ore in to make bars?
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:24 PM

I noticed in the photos from your visit a plate leaning against the jail. Saw a smaller version of that at Berlin Mine. Is that for making bricks or is that what they poured the ore in to make bars?


I don't really know but that seems to be a reasonable guess :)
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