OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by silent hunter » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:47 am

The walls inside are very soft. If you brake off a chunk you can crumble that chunk in your hands into small 1/4 inch gravel.

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by cubfan64 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:59 am

Neat find Kurt - be careful in there though if the walls are that crumbly!!

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by silent hunter » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:26 am

HAHAHA I am almost never carefull but I am cautious. I found another possible hidden shaft about 1/2 a mile from this tunnel. I followed ducks from the tunnel to the possible shaft. I am going to uncover it this holiday season. From the small hill that is the tailing pile it might be fairly deep.

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by Jim Hatt » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:06 pm

Lots of good solid indicators of something important there Kurt.

Beats the he-- out of the "Google Earth" and "I read about it in a Story" or the "I saw it in a dream" kind of prospecting! :lol:

Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

If I am not mistaken... I think you might even be able to file a mining claim in that area if it turns out to be something good.

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by silent hunter » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:28 am

Image This is one of the covered over holes. Its hard to see in this photo.

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by silent hunter » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:36 am

Image This is the main spot of interest. This photo is looking down into the pit and the stack of bulders covers the entrance. It looks like they had started a pit and then went in on a angle. This spot is high on the side of a cliff. I am going back this weekend to break the huge boulders so they can be moved.

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by silent hunter » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:44 am

Image This wall I found straight below the pit mine and also 100 feet from the first photo of the covered prospect. All these mines are almost straigh in a row about three miles from the first tunnel I found.

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by silent hunter » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:53 am

Image This is interesting I thought I would include it into the thread. It can be seen from both the prospects.

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by Jim Hatt » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:20 pm

Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier Kurt. I have been out in the mountains myself, chasing a different "Rabbit'. :mrgreen:

That is really an interesting project you are working on there!

How did your weekend go out there?

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Re: OLD MEXICAN SMELTER

Post by silent hunter » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:00 am

Image Here is what I found from inside the shaft. Inside is a very small piece of high grade silver

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