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other crazy thing

the one thing I find neat is that we now live the same distance from Las Vegas as Los Angeles; about 2 hours from either one. we are essentially half way between LA and Vegas, right off the15, smack down I the middle of the Mojave Desert....



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May. 14th, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
I used to love stopping at Calico Mines on the way to Vegas
I've been thru a lot of the old Borax/Silver mine there. S'posedly there are about 30 miles of tunnels in there.

We didn't have much chance to stop the last time I wen to Vegas, this past April: we went to see Viva Las Vegas 16, Horton Heat, Dick Dale, Little Richard, Slim Jim Phantom, etc.

May. 15th, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
there are tons of mines, outcrops and alluvial fields all over the place out here... actually, the close proximity to mule canyon and the calico mountains was one of the prime selling points for us. we have a secret celestite psuedomorph deposit that we discovered about 10 miles from the house, and have been working it for about 5 years now. the only problem was it was too far from our place in LA to go more than a a few times a year. so finding a place so nearby was just amazing. once we get moved in, and aren't dead tired from home repair and remodeling, there will be much mineral collecting in my future!
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