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BLM Bulldozing Old Mines

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ZigZagZeke, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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  2. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    i dont see much of a problem if they are sealing pits and tunnels. could be very dangerous for someone that doesnt know its there. not to mention a group of teens thinking its not so bad to climb down. if they were destroying open mines, i may be a bit concerned. either way, it could be hiding a bit of history away.
     
  3. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That is so neat....I say we do it! "NWFA Mining CO, Inc". If we were to all pledge 1 ton of material per year it could pay. I like the Spartacus Mine, says it hasn't been worked since 1914.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1893-Ivanpah-California-Lode-Mine-Gold-Mining-Claim-CA-Copper-Silver-Shaft-NR/141254284559?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid=222006&algo=SIC.FITP&ao=1&asc=21395&meid=6245709107228369769&pid=100011&prg=9409&rk=2&rkt=10&sd=310924628929

    Living in the NW where a lot of us do....Don't you ever get tired of the restricted views? You can't see the forest for the trees most of the time. Where's the mountains? You can't see them for all the trees, and then there's only three, way off in the distance if you ever do get to a high spot.

    I guess I miss the desert. I moved from the Salt Lake area in '83 and we used to ride trail bikes all over. We'd always locate old mines, in the mountains and the desert. It's pure hell to try and take a walk in the forest here, too much undergrowth. All the cool historical stuff has rotted away from so much rain, or is buried completely in green so you can't see it even if it were right in front of you. Out there you can pick a point 20 miles away, and start walking/riding a straight line to get there! Why does a scene from family Vacation come to mind?
    Probably not to be. I'll just bookmark that page to look and dream when I need a desert fix.

    Thanks for the link.

    Mike
     
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  4. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Mike, whenever I get tired of green valleys I go over to the ranch at Maupin. There's a 500 foot deep canyon there, where I can sit with my feet dangling over nothing but thin air while I have lunch and watch the rain squalls crossing over the sagebrush flats miles away. Good for the soul, man.
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    And people ask why I need a 4-16x50 scope in Oregon....

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  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The BLM is gettig just as bad as the EPA, or any other over reaching govt entity.
    They are hell bent of "saving us" from ourselves.
    Kids for decades have been playing in these places and no issues. I used to go cave diving around bend with my dad all the time. He had an old forest service map that showed a bunch of cave locations. They removed them years ago from the maps because of damage and vandalism
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Mimes are stupid.
     
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  7. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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  8. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Oops not paying attention, put my post in the middle of ZigZagZeke's.
     
  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    There have been several old mines I would visit over the years around sumpter , last year I stopped in at two of them and they have been totally destroyed.. Looks like they blasted them, and bulldozed... Both of them were very remote!
     
  10. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Sounds like they may want to turn the area into a wilderness area. Like they did the Kalmeopolus wilderness area. Who cares that at one time 20,000 lived and worked in that area.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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