Do you have that area on Google Earth? It's easier to plot coords on GE.
I think we're getting too familiar with Goodsprings. We always find something new when we go, but I think we discovered the best stuff already. For me, the best part about getting out there is that moment of discovery when I see a new tailing pile for the first time. We already know where all the mines are in Goodsprings. I'm still chasing that moment of discovery and it has to be somewhere else.
Sometime soon, maybe tomorrow, we'll expand our exploring to Tecopa, CA. It's not too far into CA, but the closest way is through Pahrump and I hate getting through that mountain pass on Blue Diamond.
Usually, if there are active mines in an area, we try to stay away. Not just because of possible trespassing, but because blasting in a nearby mine could collapse the one we're exploring. If I have any question that a mine could be unsafe, I back out of it. You mentioned there are active mines out there. All the active mines we've come across have been quarries which are safer. I'll have to get out there and see for myself.
This is the area we hope to search soon: 35°48'1.41"N 116° 5'11.30"W
It's a web of trails Southwest of Pahrump. Lots of old mines around there. Which is closer, that area in Nelson you mentioned or Tecopa?
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