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post #3511 of 3514 Old Yesterday, 10:24 AM
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find anything unusual?

I used to work outside a lot as an environmental consultant. About half the time is was for the mining industry. I was working on a Class III archaeological survey one time in northern Nevada. We found the old ghost town of Rosebud that was known to exist but never located before. All that was left were foundations and some good trash piles which we could date by looking at the cans and bottles. The lumber was all carted off to some other mine site.

Plenty of interesting mine trash out there like head rigs, stamp mills, donkey engines, mills sites, cobbled together places to live.
I have found horse skeletons with one bullet hole in the forehead.
Wild horse herds, 200 antelope, badgers, fox, 100 mule deer.

We did some night surveys for wildlife at several mine sites. Using a million candle power search light we found lots of deer, antelope, coyotes, fox, badgers, etc. After awhile you can tell what they are by the eye shine. Then we found rattlesnakes by eye shine and even tarantula spiders.

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We love exploring ghost towns. We found an old mining came down near Searchlight NV last fall. Picked up a couple of neato things...best was an old "wood rasp" that looked unused.

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Looks like a steam powered donkey engine for an underground windlass and head rig.
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