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June 25, 2014

Messing Around At The Mining Claim





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Broke away from the city life to go up to the mining claim for a few days. A couple of friend came up to visit.
We hiked around the mountains a bit and found a few Smokey Quartz crystals and even got lucky and found some Amazonite too.
All in all it was a nice relaxing trip to the mountains and a lot of fun.

Cheers Yawll !!!!






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June 11, 2014

The Pretty Little Smokey

I have all of the pretty rocks from last weekend soaking still. I knew I had a couple of really nice Smokey Quartz in the soak. They all come out of the field pretty dirty with granite or something and are hard to tell just how nice they are. This little pretty was just laying on her own in a red gravel bed of weathered granite. It actually had a couple of buddies keeping it company but they ( to me ) were not as nice as this one. The minute I took the first layer of mud off I knew I wanted to make MY necklace out of this stone. It is precious. It has little quartz(?) crystals that are attached on the face and also terminated on the top of the smokey. That is how I know it was just floating in the pocket.
Now that I have washed it a little I see that I was handling it really rough. It is a miracle that it didn't break. The reason is that it has a crack formed that goes around it and then to the top. I think the only thing holding it togather is the small quartz crystals that formed later on the Smokey.
I still would love to have it as a necklace. I am going to brainstorm it. But for now it is in protective custody. :) And it took me three days to get decent photos......this is all I got.

This is the face of the stone:





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The Top





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The Side





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The Other Side





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The Back





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On another note, Virginia you make me proud to be an American. The power of the people is awesome!!!!!!





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Just so ya know, I will be headed out to the mountains for a couple of weeks. Will probably be off line for a bit.
Still looking for the "Mother Lode". :)

Cheers now !!

June 10, 2014

Wake the Hell Up Virginia - vote for Dave Brat TODAY !!!!

June 09, 2014

A Tornadao in Lake George, Colorado?!? or D-Day Weekend at The Wonderland Claim

So there I was, playing on the side of the mountain in my little "Smokey Quartz" hole. Early morning storms in the area are not a normal thing but I kept feeling like a nasty storm was brewing. Finally the black skies began to overshadow the little bit of sun and my attention was gained. I loaded up all my tools into my backpack and grabbed the shovel, rake and stuff and hauled ass back to base camp. I wasn't there fifteen minutes and it started sprinkling. I had camp broke and was rolling out of the hill in less than 25 minutes, a record time for me.
Fifteen minutes out of the mountains on county road 51 I came across a line of cars on the side of the road staring back behind me. WTF??? I pulled over and took a look......holy crapola !!! A frigging Tornado had touched down not far from the Wonderland claim. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. This is my first time to witness a Tornado and it aint a pretty site to see. It stayed on the ground a good 15-20 minutes.
Being up in the mountains in a little tiny town the news media didn't even have a clue. It was later found to have touched down on Hwy 24 in Lake George, about three miles from the claim. I am glad I didn't have a close up view of that damn thing.

Local Tornado coverage






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Cheers !!!!!

June 04, 2014

The Mystery Solved or The Sharks Jaw

So there I was..............( passed the beer check and straight to the whiskey check)...my back was bloddy fucking killing me. I had dug all day long. I think I moved at least a ton of dirt by hand, tracing a beautiful blue vein. I could not take enough pain medicine to quill the pain so I took a walk.
Eyes to the ground as always. I almost passed this piece of quartz. But came back to get it. I knew it was way cool before I even picked it up. I could see the six sides of the crystal.
In a three foot distance I picked up four pieces of quartz and clicked a picture of what I thought was a totally unrelated rock. How wrong can a person be? (Ask all the dumb ass fucks that voted for the man child obama )
So I went back to the truck after an hour or so of just walking around that area trying to figure out where the hell that beautiful quartz crystal came from. No go.
Fast Forward:
I slept like I always do, thinking about the day past and the day ahead. Visions of that damn quart crystal flashed thru my head all damn night. Where is the source? Are there big ass crystals waiting for me?
The next morning I woke up and went strait to that rock.......before breakfast, before coffee, before all. I dug one to two feet deep in lots of spots around and under that beautiful set of quartz specimens. Nothing.
However, I did look ........once again, on this beautiful rock that I had seen the previous day and only a foot away. I only had my IPhone.
Today after hours and hours of thinking about that whole weekend I was in Photoshop playing with some old photos. Just bored as hell. I had already checked out Craigslist for any hot honeys that were into Rock hounds. No luck. Then ....like a fucking lightening strike out of the wild blue yonder I knew exactly where those damn quartz crystals came from.
Yeah, call me slow. You can even call me dumb. But I would prefer that you don't even talk to me. I'm busy finding crystals.




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Click on photo to see the good stuff.......
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Cheers Yawll !!!
Oh.....do I need to tell you that I am going back to get that "sharks jaw"? I didn't think so. :)






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June 03, 2014

The Birth Of The "Wonderland" Mining Claim






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I finally found a great location for a mining claim and yesterday made it legal. I am now the new owner of the mining claim that I have named "Wonderland". The area that it is in is popular as hell in Colorado. As a result there is tons of claims in the area. It took a trip to Denver to actually find an area that has promise and not claimed.
I based my search for a claim on the research over the past couple of years. Mainly the north / northeast trending mountains as related to their age. And the occurrence of great finds in the northeast trending pockets/veins. When I first saw that the area I wanted had no claims on it, active or non-active my mouth fell open in disbelief. So I moved fast, within a week I had it all legal. The paperwork was filled in the county seat yesterday. Of course I will be headed back up this coming weekend to start serious work. Wish me luck.






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Cheer to the "Wonderland Mine" !!!!