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  1. #1

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Six Mile Canyon sites

    Six Mile Canyon travels from Virginia City into the river valley Northeast of Dayton, NV and is one of the downhill discharge valleys of the Comstock lode. It has seen plenty of hardrock and placer mining and as I go tromp around in there I thought I would share some of the more interesting views with you.
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  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    S,hunter,

    Beautiful country,
    I love desert scenery.
    More than that I love being a part of that scenery,
    Great photography
    Thanks for sharing
    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  3. #3

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Many of the mines here are vertical shafts as that seemed to be the prevailing large scale mining technology of the day. They can be a little tricky as one can inadvertently enter one unwillingly if it's not marked.

    This is a hardrock tunnel that is vertical for about 10 feet and then travels horizontally under a quartz outcropping.
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  4. #4

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Thanks Old Dog! I'm glad to be able to share my views and interest

    I had walked all around this shaft but hadn't seen it until I was on the ridge directly opposite and saw the hardrock tailings and when I went to investigate, there it was as bold as daylight!
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  5. #5
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Is that your Siberian ?
    Beautiful animal.

    I was blessed with one who chose me in Feb this year.
    She came to me at 4 months old.
    Found the owner and he gave her to me... said she wants to be here.
    No strings.
    She is a darling.
    I've had some smart dogs but this one takes the cake.


    They give a whole new meaning to the term "the dog ate it"

    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  6. #6

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Yeah, I found him in the pound at around two years old.
    He seemed to know right off the bat that I was there for him & let me know about it when I came back.

    He's Siberian and wolf, very smart and trainable so long as he know what you want and it doesn't stray to far from what he wants
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  7. #7
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Here is a picture of my freeloader. LOL

    I agree they do have a tendency to need a reason for what you are trying to get them to do.
    The look I always get is not "you want me to do what?''
    It is usually "OK...But why?"
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    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  8. #8

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    It is usually "OK...But why?"
    Amen to that!

    Beautiful coloring!

  9. #9
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    This one gave me no choice.

    We found her as a stray and hunted up the owner.
    He came out and told me to keep her, she was where she wanred to be.
    she had escaped from his place and traveled the 2+ miles to get here.
    she was hanging out around the back gate, and I brought her in for food and water,
    she hadn't eaten since Tuesday... it was Friday night.
    She was 4 months old then, she has made it to 8 months old.
    which sometimes surprises me.

    The real Irony of the whole thing was when I told my wife that this one looks like a Saasha
    so we were calling her Saasha or saashy ...
    It turns out that her registered name is ....Saasha, no joke.

    Another dog isn't what I wanted. This makes 4 Big ones.
    But for her I will make an exception.

    She is my shadow.
    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  10. #10

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Driving up six mile canyon the road passes directly below Sugarloaf mountain. This is a large granite intrusive that has been eroded to expose the lava tubes and main body of the intrusion. I have noticed a pile of tailings on the hill when driving by and have determined to investigate as time allows, so yesterday I climbed the ridge opposite and then up the hill itself.
    It seems the tailings I saw are actually remainder's of a quarry site. The granite here is not as dense as the granite of the Sierras but served the purpose I guess.

    I have been hiking the hills here often and have been mystified by the lack of predator sign as there is quite a bit of game and was gratified to finally have come upon a very distinct coyote trail and traveled it across the face of the ridge until it got into the dense undergrowth.
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  11. #11
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Once again,
    Wonderful country and great photos.


    ....Some day.
    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  12. #12

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Howdy Thom,

    When that day comes you give me a holler & I'll show you around the canyon

    Your in a pretty scenic area yourself, no??

  13. #13
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    Here is a thread I started a while back,

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,144286.0.html

    I think the scenery I have is pretty awesome.
    Let me know what you think.
    I would enjoy showing you around my favorite piece of desert,
    any time you are in my neck of the woods as well.

    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  14. #14

    Sep 2006
    Out West
    94

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    I think your right Brother

    That is some mighty nice country and I'm more than a little envious! If I do come out there you can feel confident that I'll be giving you a jingle for a tour.

    I see that you note the Spanish presence and landmarks quite a bit, are you knowledgeable about their activities in your area? I think your right in the heart of the Spanish train

  15. #15
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
    5,871
    44 times

    Re: Six Mile Canyon sites

    LOL
    In a lot of ways I am like a lot of Spanish hunters.
    I know about enough to follow a trail and have fun doing it,
    Another good thread to look at

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,149002.0.html

    The rest of the time it is an ongoing learning process.
    The more I learn about Spanish signs the more I realise I have to learn.

    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

 

 
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