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Abandoned Prospectors Cabin & Suspicious chemicals

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Thanks for the walkthrough, cool video. Is it me or did the mattress look as is was just placed there not long ago. Perhaps those jars or jugs were filled with used oil.

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Those are the kinds of finds that keep me going! Nicely done. Sucks the floor was falling through though. It's hard to not want to keep looking when you find something like that. I always hate closed doors too haha! Looks like they just up and left, would love to learn the story of what in the heck happened. 

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Roy...

Towards the end, the post with the metal tag...that's a claim corner marker, and it's showing the intersection of various corners of different claims (usually 1500' x 600' if memory serves, for lode claims).

The problem is, that cryptic bit of information was more than enough for me to find out exactly where you were, some background on the mine, the claim names, former owner names, and of course a way to get there.  For me, I don't care (other than to add it to my list of places to explore).  I've never been there, and I won't share the information, but I'll drop you a PM with more details 

 

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11 hours ago, Bob said:

Those are the kinds of finds that keep me going! Nicely done. Sucks the floor was falling through though. It's hard to not want to keep looking when you find something like that. I always hate closed doors too haha! Looks like they just up and left, would love to learn the story of what in the heck happened. 

 

Looks like they walked away from the claim, at least on paper, in the early 2000's, and finally 'lost' it a few years later.  People get old, die, can't spend the time/effort/money.  Still, it's on my list.  Long haul for me, but hell, that one is worth it.

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People do find stuff anyways. If your familiar with a general area I can often watch a vid and match the layouts of the buildings, vehicles, topography, etc with satellite images if you know the general area. I know where much of places are by doing this. Granted I'm probably pretty good at doing this though as I if I can't sleep at night I'll cold search images for places and things like guzzlers. I do agree that you should avoid signs that give clues particularly if it is the sort of place that BLM, NF, NPS, etc may be tempted to visit and vandalize.  

 

 

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 10:04 PM, Bob said:

Those are the kinds of finds that keep me going! Nicely done. Sucks the floor was falling through though. It's hard to not want to keep looking when you find something like that. I always hate closed doors too haha! Looks like they just up and left, would love to learn the story of what in the heck happened. 

Bob, that place was the scariest place I ever went too. I couldn't see the place from the dirt road except for the water tank, because it all sat on the backside of the hill. I must have sat there a 1/4 mile away for 30 minutes or better watching through binoculars to see if could see any movement. just imagine your driving thru a deep ravine, you come around the corner and boom, there it is, no chance to turn around and run. one of the first signs of abandonment I look for is blown out windows and doors,  there was some so I knew it was kind of safe to explore. As you would say "Sketchy" to say the least.

On ‎1‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 9:57 AM, SteveHazard said:

People do find stuff anyways. If your familiar with a general area I can often watch a vid and match the layouts of the buildings, vehicles, topography, etc with satellite images if you know the general area. I know where much of places are by doing this. Granted I'm probably pretty good at doing this though as I if I can't sleep at night I'll cold search images for places and things like guzzlers. I do agree that you should avoid signs that give clues particularly if it is the sort of place that BLM, NF, NPS, etc may be tempted to visit and vandalize.  

 

 

I always try to do that, I just didnt know what those tags were at the time, but I do now and know to show them if seen again. I appreciate the input. thanks

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