Re: Mine Exploration

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Posted by desertsled on June 24, 2003 at 09:35:16:

In Reply to: Mine Exploration posted by Gary on June 18, 2003 at 22:46:24:

If you dont have a backpack full of testing gear, and your curiosity is still killing you to go inside,look for spiders and bats before you go to far in, the presence of either will indicate the air is at least breathable. i saw another comment that holds so true..alot of these holes are depression era efforts with little or no integrety. many folks rode out those hard times out here and had no idea what they were digging for..just a lot of dreams and stay busy work..early lotto fever if you will.. i had a friend back in the 70's who was out off roading near randsburg area..he dissapeared, a few hours later we found him and his buggy wedged 40' down in a shaft he happened upon, he came out ok, but his rig is still down there.

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