The Manson Mine
November 2001 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe Manson Mine. That’s what they called it in Ballarat in 1969. The name stuck even after Crazy Charlie Manson and the girls got hauled out of California’s Panamint Range behind Ballarat in handcuffs and ended up in prison for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
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I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
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