Wednesday, June 16, 2010

     Gene spent most of the day yesterday reclaiming the Beverly Marie claim. Essentially what is meant be the term reclaiming is: put things back where you found them. The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) insists that small mineral miners leave their claim exactly as they found it -- except for the rock they mined out of the claim of course.
     Much of the Beverly Marie claim is underneath the road. As you can see from the picture, Gene and Jake had to "put everything back" and rebuild the road as well. This picture of the claim shows the rebuilt road. Notice towards the top left of picture the larger rocks just off the road; they mark the cave below. The image below is from June 4th for comparison.

1 comment:

  1. Gene,
    When a seam runs out (pinches out) and no others showing how do you know where to dig next? Do just look around and say "hey..let's try over there" is there a method of some sort. Or does Jake bring out his Divining Rods out and starts walking around till the rods move together?


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