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Unread 01-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #91
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Regarding my post #69...

That website link I posted in that post is a pretty good little read. The following is an excerp from that site...what it describes is precisely what I meant regarding lack of knowledge for the "flats". The few remaining buildings are remnants of the following:





"Before long a stage began to run between Goler and Mojave (Mojave was the nearest railroad at the time), and a town (however never actually being considered a town, it was a camp) began to pop up around the mining activity. The number of businesses that once occupied the town of Goler is not well documented, however a boarding house, several saloons, and a store are known to have been located here."



I wish I could locate photos from this era, however, there seems to be so little in existance regarding Goler I doubt I ever will... .Other then the 2001 encounter with that old couple that grew up there.



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Cool stuff. Your right info on the area is hard to find.

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Unread 01-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #92
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A lot can be found in the Desert Magazine archives

http://mydesertmagazine.com/Desert_m...e_archive.html

Just be patient and read through all the years Golers biggest hey day was in the 1930's there is a sign that can be found in Goler Gulch proclaiming school house site. Also in the D.M under readrs write in section are letters from some of the women that lived there. If you take the time to explore you can find all kinds of old house foundations, mines, old water ponds etc etc there is an awful lot of things to find and see in the El Paso every time I go there I find some thing new to check out
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Unread 01-17-2013, 01:35 PM   #93
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A lot can be found in the Desert Magazine archives

http://mydesertmagazine.com/Desert_m...e_archive.html

Just be patient and read through all the years Golers biggest hey day was in the 1930's there is a sign that can be found in Goler Gulch proclaiming school house site. Also in the D.M under readrs write in section are letters from some of the women that lived there. If you take the time to explore you can find all kinds of old house foundations, mines, old water ponds etc etc there is an awful lot of things to find and see in the El Paso every time I go there I find some thing new to check out


Vinch, this is precisely why I love this area!
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Thats an awesome link, Thanks VINCH.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #95
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Thats an awesome link, Thanks VINCH.
Been taking a couple minutes here at work when a get a break in between phone calls and customers to check it out! Love it!


I stumbled onto this just now...so I will share, in case noone has seen it.

http://www.thegeozone.com/treasure/c...les/ca013a.jsp
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Unread 01-17-2013, 08:04 PM   #96
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Been taking a couple minutes here at work when a get a break in between phone calls and customers to check it out! Love it!

I stumbled onto this just now...so I will share, in case noone has seen it.

http://www.thegeozone.com/treasure/c...les/ca013a.jsp
Reading this makes me want to buy a metal detector. I read another story somewhere about a young girl hearding sheep that picked up a pretty colored rock a long the way. Somewhere near Garlock. That night at the dinner table she showed it to whoever she lived with. They hunted for the spot but never found it. Everyone in town would buy her candy trying to get information on where she found it.
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Hearding sheep?!?! Lol the reason everyone left is because there's no more gold! If she was herding sheep that had two be a hundred years ago!
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Hearding sheep?!?! Lol the reason everyone left is because there's no more gold! If she was herding sheep that had two be a hundred years ago!
Yep, over a hundred years ago. Every year it rains and erosion occurs. Always the chance that a gold ledge becomes exposed. A hundred years ago they were picking up huge nuggets laying right on top of the ground. There's a museum up north that made plaster casts of the actual nuggets found just laying on the ground in the Northern Sierras. Some of those casts are as big as your head. Ask Danny to see the gold that we've found just screwing around out in the desert on the weekends.

Chris did you go to that link MojaveDave posted. Do it, and read the three or four pages. You live right where all this was going on, it's still going on.. There could be gold nuggets literally right under your font and back yard. You could be picking them up in your tire treads and flinging them right back out.
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Check this link, look at the 156 oz nugget found in the area. http://www.goldcalifornia.net/
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It may have been goats?
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I do a good part of my prospecting in the E.P.'s. Always find something in Goler Gulch,not much but something. The hills are littered with old mines and in the last 2yrs more and more people have been working the area. Many many new holes. Black mountain is a old Indian ritual site

another good place for desert prospecting and wheeling is Saline valley. Lots of old mining camps

The Panimints are also a favorite place for wheeling exploring fun
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I do a good part of my prospecting in the E.P.'s. Always find something in Goler Gulch,not much but something. The hills are littered with old mines and in the last 2yrs more and more people have been working the area. Many many new holes. Black mountain is a old Indian ritual site

another good place for desert prospecting and wheeling is Saline valley. Lots of old mining camps

The Panimints are also a favorite place for wheeling exploring fun
I haven't done any prospecting around there yet. I've found a little color in the Ord mountains, around Johnson Valley area, and in the Cajon pass. I have a few spots I need to go back to and do a little digging. Everything I've found was by accident while out wheeling.
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Speaking Of Johnson Valley

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I haven't done any prospecting around there yet. I've found a little color in the Ord mountains, around Johnson Valley area, and in the Cajon pass. I have a few spots I need to go back to and do a little digging. Everything I've found was by accident while out wheeling.


Speaking of Johnson Valley, check this crap out! This reminds me of a thread I just started last night regarding Goler and the Edith E. Cabin.

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13585327701684
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Speaking of Johnson Valley, check this crap out! This reminds me of a thread I just started last night regarding Goler and the Edith E. Cabin.

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13585327701684
Old news......you should hang out in the TJ technical section more often!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/im...d-use-1464221/

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Hahaha....

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Old news......you should hang out in the TJ technical section more often!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/im...d-use-1464221/

TJ? I don't go there much since I have an XJ lol!

I happened to see it elsewhere and looked here rather quickly. But, knowing it was here somewhere, my posting it in this thread was more to make mention of it, rather than inform ya'll of what I know you already knew...

Phew, I ain't tryin' to say that again lol.
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