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Unread 01-22-2006, 06:00 PM   #91
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i wonder what the heck those things are.... anyone?
I saw something similar at a lead/zinc mine. By the time the lead is separated from the rest of the ore, it's about as fine as talcum powder. It gets put into some water with detergent (to form bubbles) and it attaches itself to the bubbles and floats on top of the water. This "scum" is then directed into devices which look much like those in the picture, except the ends of the drums are sealed. The outer surface of the cylinders is covered with a canvas-like fabric, and a vacuum is applied to the inside of the cylinder. This vacuum sucks the lead dust from the top of the water and carries it around to a scraper, which removes it from the cylinder. There appears to be remnants of scrapers on the left hand sides of the cylinders. It might have been used for just about any type of ore, since many mining practices are similar from metal to metal.

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HeavyMetal - Is that the ground based model or the satelite based model?
its the orbital satellite, which can work off its own power, or redirect a beam fired from a ground based unit by way of mirrors
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Unread 01-22-2006, 06:06 PM   #93
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I saw something similar at a lead/zinc mine. By the time the lead is separated from the rest of the ore, it's about as fine as talcum powder. It gets put into some water with detergent (to form bubbles) and it attaches itself to the bubbles and floats on top of the water. This "scum" is then directed into devices which look much like those in the picture, except the ends of the drums are sealed. The outer surface of the cylinders is covered with a canvas-like fabric, and a vacuum is applied to the inside of the cylinder. This vacuum sucks the lead dust from the top of the water and carries it around to a scraper, which removes it from the cylinder. There appears to be remnants of scrapers on the left hand sides of the cylinders. It might have been used for just about any type of ore, since many mining practices are similar from metal to metal.


sounds like thats it.
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Unread 01-22-2006, 06:17 PM   #94
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Was out in the woods on my dirtbike with a couple of friends in the spring. We were riding on the Mississippi river bluffs between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

We come flying over a hill and smack dab in the middle of the small trail are 5 or so Mexicans all armed with at least a rifle and pistol each, and we are not talking 22's. One had a SKS and another had maybe a AK-47 or AK-74, couldn't tell.

Scared the crap out of us, my buddie went down off the side of the trail trying to aviod them. Then his bike flooded from being on its side, the Mexicans just looked at as hard as hell and stood there.

Finially after what seemed like forever, the bike started, and we rode like scalded dogs back to the truck.

For the first time in my life, I was happy to see a DNR officer doing a tag inspection on our off highway vehicles. We told him about it, and got the hell out of there!

By the time we got out to the highway from the gravel road which the trail is on there were 3 DNR Suburbans, a couple of local police cars (Wabasha Minnesota) and a State Patrol car.

That sucked, I really thought we were gonna get shot.

(keep in mind, you really dont hunt anything in the spring in Minnesota)
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Unread 01-22-2006, 06:27 PM   #95
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Was out in the woods on my dirtbike with a couple of friends in the spring. We were riding on the Mississippi river bluffs between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

We come flying over a hill and smack dab in the middle of the small trail are 5 or so Mexicans all armed with at least a rifle and pistol each, and we are not talking 22's. One had a SKS and another had maybe a AK-47 or AK-74, couldn't tell.

Scared the crap out of us, my buddie went down off the side of the trail trying to aviod them. Then his bike flooded from being on its side, the Mexicans just looked at as hard as hell and stood there.

Finially after what seemed like forever, the bike started, and we rode like scalded dogs back to the truck.

For the first time in my life, I was happy to see a DNR officer doing a tag inspection on our off highway vehicles. We told him about it, and got the hell out of there!

By the time we got out to the highway from the gravel road which the trail is on there were 3 DNR Suburbans, a couple of local police cars (Wabasha Minnesota) and a State Patrol car.

That sucked, I really thought we were gonna get shot.

(keep in mind, you really dont hunt anything in the spring in Minnesota)

Id have shat myself...
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Unread 01-22-2006, 07:34 PM   #96
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Man this thread is Awesome! anyway's, a couple years ago me and a couple of friends were wheeling and hiking and while we were just walking around in the middle of the night we hear something moving from tree to tree and then we hear multiple things moving and then we see one of the people in the moonlight run by in all black carrying a MP5! We haul tail back to the truck and while gettin out of there this FREAKIN huge F-350 blocks us in and a guy walks up and tells us that its the Dallas SWAT team doing training exercises.

I've also ran into an abandoned waggy (one of the old full sized ones) in my usual wheeling spot deeper into the woods but someone had already taken the axles and everything else
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Unread 01-22-2006, 08:25 PM   #97
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Found refrigerators, heaters, air conditioners, bullets, an abandoned/ransacked Isuzu, microwaves, and pretty much every other kitched appliance you could think of...people take this stuff to go shoot.


Its called Carnage Canyon up in Boulder

Ahhh, Carnage. The trash hole of the trails in Colorado. And people wonder why they are trying to close the trail down.

I haven't run across much yet. I've come across some old shacks up in the mountains where I like to camp. They look like old hunting cabins or something. Rummaged around a little, but nothing really there. I've also seen an old smoke stack near a mine in the same area. I've heard about a plane wreck site up near Estes Park that you can wheel to, but not really sure how to get to it...yet...
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Unread 01-22-2006, 09:03 PM   #98
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totally forgot about these pictures. in cambria county, PA, there are a lot of roads that just don't have street signs. its really strange. i was on route 55 and turned onto a gravel road that lead to a small quarry with a single excavator. very long dirt road. not a single no trespassing sign, gate, or home. no signs of life anywhere.

that's a stock TJ on 30s, so that'll tell you how big the thing was. there was actually a whole row of them. oil and other fluids were all over the ground, i'm sure the EPA would have loved to have seen that.


i found what was left of a K car on another outing, also found a flipped 80s trans am WAAAAY back in there.


it was strange, there was this clearing that seemed almost like it had been mowed or taken care of recently. there were plenty of dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, and stoves back in there too.
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Ahhh, Carnage. The trash hole of the trails in Colorado. And people wonder why they are trying to close the trail down.

I haven't run across much yet. I've come across some old shacks up in the mountains where I like to camp. They look like old hunting cabins or something. Rummaged around a little, but nothing really there. I've also seen an old smoke stack near a mine in the same area. I've heard about a plane wreck site up near Estes Park that you can wheel to, but not really sure how to get to it...yet...
I've got some family that lives in Estes Park, I'll have to ask them if they know anything about it.
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Ahhh, Carnage. The trash hole of the trails in Colorado. And people wonder why they are trying to close the trail down.

I haven't run across much yet. I've come across some old shacks up in the mountains where I like to camp. They look like old hunting cabins or something. Rummaged around a little, but nothing really there. I've also seen an old smoke stack near a mine in the same area. I've heard about a plane wreck site up near Estes Park that you can wheel to, but not really sure how to get to it...yet...
Check out this site http://coloradowreckchasing.tripod.com/

It might be the rollins pass crash
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I've heard about a plane wreck site up near Estes Park that you can wheel to, but not really sure how to get to it...yet...
Sounds like the crash off of Crystal Mountain to me. Never been there myself, maybe we should take a run up there this summer.
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Unread 01-22-2006, 09:48 PM   #103
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somewhere behind a local diner off of route 125 is a wrecked military plane

i can't say exactly where, and you almost can't get to it....you have to walk across a swamp...but it's pretty sweet, wires and plane peices stuck in the trees

the military owns the land go figure

i dunno what kind of plane or if it's from the Pease AFB or the Granier AAFB (now Manchester Airport) era
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Abandoned components to a particle cannon
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Unread 01-22-2006, 10:07 PM   #105
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Sounds like the crash off of Crystal Mountain to me. Never been there myself, maybe we should take a run up there this summer.
Not sure. I checked that one out- looks like it's closer to Ft. Collins. There is one in Allenspark that I think it might be. Close to Middle St. Vrain trail (it even specifies Camp Dick in the directions). I think that might be the one that I heard about.
http://coloradowreckchasing.tripod.c...rkT33/T-33.htm
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