The Bawl Mill
November 2005 by Staff• Insert your own title...
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Sampling and mining a historic mining claim
…a small part of Buddy‘s business was the half-dozen or so “miners” down the bad, single-lane road behind Nothing. I was told that there was more partying and drinking than mining at these claims, though.
I decided to focus my attention on some exposed bedrock that was along a little stream only about 100 yards from our cabins. My very first pan full of gravel showed several nice small flakes that were just big enough to be picked up with my fingers. That first pan showed that indeed there was some very nice gold to be had here...
The miners offer the still-beating hearts of four freshly-sacrificed llamas to a statue of the fiendish god “El Tio,” who they believe affords them protection and good luck.
This article is about the Red Point Mine, which was a buried intervolcanic channel and a very rich one.
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