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Unread 11-22-2011, 06:04 PM   #2056
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Gonna check out davidsonlaw's page next for info but curious... Anyone had .gpx files for potato ridge?

Also, 3 of us might give it a shot this sunday. I'm not too worried about my jeep but...

Stock 2011 rubicon?
open axles, TJ on 33's?

Any worries of body damage, immanent doom, no way?
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I've done it a couple of times, but not this year. Didn't have trouble going from the Red Rock side with my mostly stock Rubicon Unlimited running on 33s. Didn't even use my sliders or skids.

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Unread 11-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #2057
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I was going to try and see if I could make it out this afternoon ... should hav said something sooner.
Should have just called me. We ran Cottonwood last night, but still went out today. We found some great stuff around Searchlight.

We'll be out again tomorrow if you want to go. We'll be leaving probably between 10-11:00 and will be back before 3-4:00. I'll post up any good pictures from today and tomorrow then.
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Unread 11-22-2011, 09:29 PM   #2058
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Last picture for now. My Jeep can easily handle inclines like that. There's Mrs. StupidBunny trying to hold back the awesome. Disregard the tilted horizon and mountain. There is no camera trickery here.
Funny you mention that...steep inclines are fun! (This one is real, FWIW)


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Unread 11-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #2059
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Should have just called me. We ran Cottonwood last night, but still went out today. We found some great stuff around Searchlight.

We'll be out again tomorrow if you want to go. We'll be leaving probably between 10-11:00 and will be back before 3-4:00. I'll post up any good pictures from today and tomorrow then.
There is some great stuff around Searchlight, and it seems like there's a lot more active mining there than there is in Goodsprings.
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Unread 11-22-2011, 10:09 PM   #2060
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Funny you mention that...steep inclines are fun! (This one is real, FWIW)

Oh how I miss the old TJ...
What?! Mine is real too! I specifically said "No trickery"!
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Unread 11-22-2011, 10:27 PM   #2061
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There is some great stuff around Searchlight, and it seems like there's a lot more active mining there than there is in Goodsprings.
We met security from an active mining area around Sandy Valley. He was super cool. That active claim wasn't clearly marked, so he wasn't at all mad about us being there. We talked for a while about which mines are active and he helped us plot out areas to avoid in the area.

He did mention about there being an increase of Border Patrol in the area. I guess we weren't the only ones who noticed the suspicious activity a few weeks ago.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:28 AM   #2062
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..There is a small detour on the left if you are heading south that leads up a hill to that face in the rock. I bet Las Vegas looks amazing at night from that hill top vantage...
It's gorgeous there at night. Not the best picture, but not bad from a distance at night.

My wife found a couple silver nuggets in that area. It was just laying there out in the open.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #2063
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Here are a few pictures from the past few days. These were taken around the Sandy Valley area. This mine snuck up on us. It wasn't on any of our maps which was odd since much smaller ones were.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:38 AM   #2064
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This mine spanned 4 levels down and two levels up. The mines that have easy access are well vandalized and picked clean, but since this area was well hidden there was still so much to see. A similar Texaco pail just sold on Ebay for over $60.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #2065
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This was an ore chute in one of the upper levels. In the lower left corner you can see an old pair of leather soled shoes. The shoes were so worn there were holes in the soles with nails exposed. Just above that ore chute was a platform with a spoon and a metal coffee cup and plate.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:51 AM   #2066
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Can anyone identify this? This was in the lower workings of that mine. It's old, but I'm not sure how old. The bottle to the left is next to it, but completely separate. It appears to be part of the rocks now, but the texture isn't like other fossils I've seen in caves. It might have been buried in the fine sand and the shaft flooded. After it dried, it may just appear to be part of the rocks.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:52 AM   #2067
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Last picture for now. Practicing my ninja skills.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 10:19 AM   #2068
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Happy thanksgiving everybody! Have a safe holiday!

I've been charged with the task of acquiring cool whip and raisins while the girl is off at work for the morning...better take the beast to battle the masses.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #2069
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Happy thanks giving everyone.........
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Unread 11-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #2070
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Today I am thankful that my jeep is working well again!
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