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    How a lost mine becomes lost

    The following two pics I find very interesting as it shows just how a mine can become lost.


    Here are two pics from one of my claims.

    Here is the mine when we first found it in 2005







    Here is the mine this spring...



    The Lost gold mines of Seventynine Creek in British Columbia near Stave Lake.
    Last edited by Daryl Friesen; Sep 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM.

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    wow this gives me some perspective to look for. Thanks

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    Mar 2003
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    You are welcome thats why I posted it.. As it gave me some perspective as well.. Must really be many lost mines still out there.
    Prospecting and Mining Map library of British Columbia

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    Some where's a video of a guy riding in the desert and he's talking about how he came over a ridge and bam, right there was a mine shaft. Coming from the wrong way, into the sun, or late evening, might have turned out different.

    I know that is a huge problem in Arizona and why they shut down the department of mines.

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    Very nice job. Now I need to know how a lost mine becomes found...

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    Very good info, thanks for sharing!
    Can't have no in your heart, ya just gotta keep on keeping on, things are gonna happen for me cause I'm Joe Dirt!

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    Those pictures offer a whole new perspective on what takes place at the hands of mother nature. Mine shafts or mines of any type are indeed interesting to come across especially to have a glimpse of just how much work was put into them and it was a LOT and then just how did they get all of that stuff back in there?!.....63bkpkr
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    Nature has a way of hiding things and places.
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    And thats one reason not to venture into them

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    I see this happen to drift mines all of the time. However, the reverse is true as well. Nature opens them up too, and all of a sudden there's a drift mine above the canyon wall that was never visible before, and several years later, they disappear again.

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Last edited by Lanny in AB; Sep 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM.
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    I have access to a abandoned gold mine above walla walla wa. (owner died years ago) solid basalt rock. opening is about 6 ` by 5` it goes back 100` then down 30`didn`t visit it for about 10 years. now all you can see is 2 black plastic hoses sticking out of the hillside. can`t even tell any thing was ever there.. it was blasted from 1932 on . about 1 oz per ton...just no way to get the rock out of the canyon..

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    Found the video with the guy finding a shaft,..

    Lanny in AB likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell
    And thats one reason not to venture into them
    Yes. Pretty scary to imagine being in there when that happened. A good reminder to think safety and be prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcazgoldchaser View Post
    Found the video with the guy finding a shaft,..
    Great video JC!

    Always had some trouble with the mine terminology. I knew all the terms but was uncertain as to exactly what they referred to. This video cleared up any confusion I had, such as calling the portal an adit and being hazy on exactly what a winze was.

    Thanks for sharing.

    GG~
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    Apr 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcazgoldchaser View Post
    Found the video with the guy finding a shaft,..

    Very instructive video--thanks. Hardrockin' is out of my league, and the video really helped with some of the basics.

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

 

 
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