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Unread 03-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #6826
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LOL, sorry, I already submitted the names and I guess it's like guest list only crap or something. HAHAHA Might try and get out on Sunday though still.


Does that extended slide release really make that big of a difference for left handed shooting? I've got the same issue...

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Unread 03-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #6827
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The company that my buddy works for in VA used to have box seats to one of the ampatheaters out there for showboating customers. Needless to say he always had tickets to every concert that they did not take customers to. It was freaking awesome.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #6828
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LOL, sorry, I already submitted the names and I guess it's like guest list only crap or something. HAHAHA Might try and get out on Sunday though still.

Does that extended slide release really make that big of a difference for left handed shooting? I've got the same issue...
It's made a huge deference. I can use my pointer finger to drop the mag. It doesn't cost much.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:03 PM   #6829
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Gather round children. It’s story time.

We headed south again to revisit a few mines and try to locate a few we haven’t seen before. In the past two days, we found four mines that were not listed on any of our maps or the Nevada Bureau of Mining and Geology database. We’ve come across that before, but most were just prospect mines that only went back a few feet.

This is the first one we visited. Hard to see from the picture, but all the adits were sealed. This seemed more natural. The closer we got, we could see depressions where we suspect the mine collapsed naturally.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #6830
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Across the valley, we saw something that didn’t match the natural scenery and made our way up to this. Not sure if it was shelter or storage, but someone took their time carving that into the mountain side.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #6831
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Here’s one of the ones not on any maps. There was barely a trail to it. What could have once been a trail now had 6 foot and taller yucca trees growing through it. This was a trail not traveled in a long, long time.

We’ve seen bat bars over mines. Although a bat could get through, these bars were spaced closer and the cover was hinged. This looked more like a security gate. It was probably a strong deterrent years ago, but the lock has long since rusted away, so we roped up and headed down.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #6832
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There wasn’t much of a tailing pile outside, so we really didn’t expect much with this mine. When we made our way in and down and saw the metal ladder/incline rail I was more hopeful to find good stuff.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:07 PM   #6833
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When we reached the bottom, this was the first thing we saw. An ore cart without the cart. I tried to skateboard around on it, but the wheels were rusted and stuck. If it wasn’t such a long climb back up, I would have taken it with me.

Not much more was down there worth talking about, so we made out way back up and out.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #6834
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In that same area, we made our way around what used to be trails. My wife barely saw the wire to this one below us. It didn’t look like much at all. It had almost no tailing pile and the supports were collapsed. From what we saw, it only went down maybe 20 feet. Little to no tailing pile usually means no real depth to the mine, but we were already there and the rope was unwound, so we tied off and went in.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #6835
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When we reached the bottom, the first thing we noticed that the level was wide. Lots of space around another ladder. Went back up to get more rope, tied off and headed down again.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #6836
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This mine clearly had some depth, but the lack of tailing piles was puzzling. They were taking ore out, so it had to go somewhere.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #6837
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That ladder lead to another ladder, which lead to another. Here we are almost 600 feet below the surface. We almost headed back several times. I really wasn’t looking forward to that ascend.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #6838
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As far as we could tell, this was the very bottom. All adits and shafts seemed to end abruptly. This is the most intact ore chute we’ve come across. It looks like all the parts are in place. Strangest thing about seeing this here is ore chutes are gravity fed. I most often saw them around the main level of a mine where they could use rails and ore carts.

I was thinking there might be a lower level topside that we haven’t seen yet, but at that depth we were well below the mountain. If an ore chute is gravity fed, I don’t know where else it could go.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #6839
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Another oddity is this storage shelf. Carbide for their lamps, machine oil and a box of dynamite with 6 sticks and one blasting cap. Ridiculous to store a blasting cap with dynamite. Storage is also something we expected to see at the surface or close to it.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #6840
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Further adding to this mystery is this hand written bell legend. A “bell” is another name for an ore cart. Not sure what the numbers mean and we saw no ore carts or rails at that lowest level.
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