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Topic: Rescue in Arizona
Joanne

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2018 17:03:21   Subject: Rescue in Arizona
[quote="TwllMawr"]
News quote..."After the fall, Shrader says Waddell found himself trapped -- and with several rattlesnakes around him."

...I suppose for us here, you'd need to replac
Topic: Rescue in Arizona
Joanne

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2018 16:58:19   Subject: Rescue in Arizona
[quote="John_Smith"]A good example of why to have a callout organised![/quote]

A good reason to let someone know EXACTLY where you are, especially out here where there are thousands of squa
Topic: Mining out in the Nevada desert
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/10/2018 18:24:46   Subject: Mining out in the Nevada desert
[quote="Mr Mike"]I was wondering a while back if you where still doing exploring after seeing a random Pick come up of one of your previous photo uploads. Keep them coming![/quote]

Yep, I'm
Topic: Mining out in the Nevada desert
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/10/2018 17:41:13   Subject: Mining out in the Nevada desert
[quote="llay101"]Good to see Speedy in his natural environment[/quote]

He really loves the wide open desert. No so much the heat though... It's very peaceful as well since we rarely see an
Topic: Mining out in the Nevada desert
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/10/2018 17:36:32   Subject: Mining out in the Nevada desert
[quote="Llion"]
Brilliant work and brilliant pics you two ;D

Enjoy the fun...before you become millionaires :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:[/quote]

At this point it would be
Topic: Mining out in the Nevada desert
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/10/2018 05:16:27   Subject: Mining out in the Nevada desert
Some of you may know SpeedyCaver. This is from our latest adventure a couple of weeks ago.

It is the time of year to head out to the mine. The weather is starting to cool off but hasn't got
Topic: Cwmorthin: Search for level four
Joanne

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/11/2015 18:35:29   Subject: Cwmorthin: Search for level four
[quote="Llion"]
:lol: not so much wonky...just wont move much :curse::curse:
but has improved in the past few weeks ;D;D so everything crossed...

Hmmm, flip flops might actuall
Topic: Big Oops...
Joanne

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/07/2015 20:42:23   Subject: Big Oops...
Sorry to hear about your crash, and especially your injuries. I would suggest that you heal fully before you get too active.

Glad that you are going to be OK.

[b][i]Joanne[/i][/
Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 11/07/2015 02:46:19   Subject: Shamrock Mine
I'm pretty certain that there isn't any mercury usage in my future. I have read a bit about the process and that using a retort would be the only way to approach it. I don't think I want gold bad enou
Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 09/07/2015 03:44:21   Subject: Shamrock Mine
[quote="ChrisJC"]Looks like a lot of fun.

Not sure I'd go down in that kibble though......... Nor would I stand underneath it when it's got anything in it.

Chris.
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Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 09/07/2015 03:38:17   Subject: Shamrock Mine
[quote="Manicminer"]Panning that reddish dirt/fine rock in pics 6,7 and 8 would be a start in seeing if you have free milling gold in the ore. Don't suppose you have running water nearby?

Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 09/07/2015 03:27:13   Subject: Shamrock Mine
[quote="sinker"]Absolutely fascinating! Are you organising any working parties?? ;) [/quote]

I've told Speedy to bring along some friends when he comes. I really think that you guys would e
Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/07/2015 20:51:19   Subject: Shamrock Mine
Thanks! It's been a lot of fun.

[b][i]Joanne[/i][/b]
Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/07/2015 20:48:05   Subject: Shamrock Mine
[quote="Tamarmole"]Splendid stuff - are you planning on raising any ore or are you just tinkering for the sheer pleasure of tinkering (no bad thing)?[/quote]

We aren't completely sure yet.
Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/07/2015 20:36:34   Subject: Shamrock Mine
[quote="Mr Mike"]Really enjoyed the photos, but apart from the mine related stuff, thought the camp bread looked great.[/quote]

Mr Mike,

Wish you could have a slice straight out
Topic: Shamrock Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/07/2015 03:40:16   Subject: Shamrock Mine
Hi all!

Some time back I had the opportunity to purchase the mining claim for an old mine outside of Tonopah, Nevada. Before making an offer my friend and I wanted to take a trip to see wha
Topic: Mine map of Nevada
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 02/07/2015 18:01:25   Subject: Mine map of Nevada
Oh yeah,

The area at the bottom of the state that doesn't show many mines is the Nevada test site where they tested nuclear bombs, the Nevada test range where they train pilots, and Area 51
Topic: Mine map of Nevada
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 02/07/2015 17:58:24   Subject: Mine map of Nevada
Hi all,

Thought you might be interested in seeing a little more about mining in Nevada, USA. I downloaded a file from our United States Geological Survey and wrote some software to convert
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 15/05/2015 05:06:47   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="Cat_Bones"]Very interesting. The War Eagle mine looks especially nice![/quote]

It's a great mine with lots to explore. There are a series of mines in the area that are just great t
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 14/05/2015 02:59:55   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="Wormster"][quote="Joanne"]So about 4 hours north of Las Vegas is the historic mining town of Tonopah. [/quote]

Thanks Joanne you've just unlocked a little "life mystery" - there's a
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 14/05/2015 02:47:17   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="ttxela"]So did you buy it? ;D[/quote]

Surprisingly, we didn't.... ;-)

But, on the same trip I visited the Shamrock Mine and we DID buy the rights to that mine. In a few w
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 10/05/2015 16:33:38   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
[quote="ebgb"]we've found worms 80' below the surface in the dig recently. does that count?
[/quote]

Oh yeah! Worms are just snake seeds, right? Plant them, add a bit of water and fer
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 10/05/2015 16:31:57   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
I didn't realize that there are poisonous in England. Are they common?

[b][i]Joanne[/i][/b]
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 10/05/2015 01:38:55   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
The snakes do appear to be stuck down there with no way out. What I don't understand is why there are so many of them.

Actually this is the only time I've come across snakes in a mine. I'v
Topic: Mule Flats Snake Mine
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 09/05/2015 04:19:06   Subject: Mule Flats Snake Mine
So about 4 hours north of Las Vegas is the historic mining town of Tonopah. I had seen a couple of claims for sale and decided to take a drive up to look around.

This mine was listed as Mu
Topic: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 08/05/2015 20:31:46   Subject: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
Maybe this winch would do it for you. It is from the Columbia mine at the south end of Death Valley.

[img]http://i58.tinypic.com/33w5e94.jpg[/img]

[b][i]Joanne[/i][/b]
Topic: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 08/05/2015 20:22:27   Subject: Accident Lead Mine
Most of the mines are dry out where I live. From time to time we come across a flooded mine or one where lower levels have water, but those are the exception.

Being warm and dry makes expl
Topic: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 08/05/2015 20:15:04   Subject: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
[quote="sinker"]Hi. Some really nice photos there. Kind of exactly what you expect an abandoned American mid-west mine to look like!
Love the name too.... any ideas about the origin of the name?
Topic: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 08/05/2015 04:48:05   Subject: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
I don't mean to reply to my own post, but some of you might be interested. There is a mining district south of Las Vegas that was worked from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's. I found a book in Googl
Topic: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 08/05/2015 04:34:35   Subject: Accident Lead Mine (mine)
I just uploaded a number of pictures into the database of the Accident Mine. It is located just south of Las Vegas. Known locally for a nice ore hopper and some outstanding Galena samples. It's a pret
Topic: Hello from Round Mountain, Nevada, USA
Joanne

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/05/2015 03:57:05   Subject: Hello from Round Mountain, Nevada, USA
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Hello Joanne

Miles here (from the presently offline Mine-Explorer), nice to hear from you again :)

I was in vegas quite recently, what a cool place![/quote]
Topic: Underground parking
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 03/05/2015 04:05:37   Subject: Underground parking
Yes, very similar to that. Fortunately the bureau of mines helped us out by posting bright orange "Stay Out, Stay Alive" signs at all of the interesting workings. All we have to do is drive up, use th
Topic: Hello from Round Mountain, Nevada, USA
Joanne

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/05/2015 03:57:19   Subject: Hello from Round Mountain, Nevada, USA
[quote="montanaguy79"]Hello Joanne,

Great area up here indeed. What kind of claim do you have? Ever find anything good? I am a miner up here, we a mining engineer to be more specific. W
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Joanne

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/05/2015 03:48:12   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Hey Roy,

I was thinking the other way around, dust proof but not necessarily water proof. With the exception of my jaunt over to England, all my exploring is in quite dry conditions.
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Joanne

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/05/2015 04:05:28   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
All good points. Although it doesn't sound ready for prime time, it still seems like a useful tool for the one-off lights like I am looking for. And of course out here in the desert, it's more importa
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Joanne

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/04/2015 18:58:26   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
So the Oldham headlamps are becoming scarce and repurposing other lights to act as headlamp shells is hit and miss, any thoughts to 3D printing? I can see some question about whether they would be stu
Topic: Hello from Round Mountain, Nevada, USA
Joanne

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 30/04/2015 18:40:16   Subject: Hello from Round Mountain, Nevada, USA
Hello Kyle!

I'm one of the "foreigners" too... down in Las Vegas. I love the Tonopah / Manhattan / Belmont area. Lots of history and old mines to explore. We also have a small claim south a
Topic: Underground parking
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 25/04/2015 04:07:31   Subject: Underground parking
[quote="J25GTi"]
I don't understand. What this "permission". Business is?[/quote]

"Permission". Don't you guys have that word over there? It means sneaking in when no one is looking. <
Topic: Underground parking
Joanne

Forum: North America   Posted: 24/04/2015 17:26:16   Subject: Underground parking
[quote="carnkie"]Virginia City, Nevada, 1992.

Collapse of the road around a shaft in Virginia City, Storey County. A broken water main eroded the cap on top of the mine shaft, which collaps
Topic: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Joanne

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/04/2015 17:06:39   Subject: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Thank you! I have it now.

I had looked at the Mines, Quarries & Sites page but didn't see where to add new mines. After actually reading the page, I found the instructions on adding locati
Topic: Stainless steel rack bars
Joanne

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 24/04/2015 04:12:46   Subject: Stainless steel rack bars
[quote="gNick"]Just out of the gear to be cleaned pile:

And cleaned up so you can see the nice bit of rope polish on the bars

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Topic: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Joanne

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/04/2015 03:47:49   Subject: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Speaking of rattlesnakes, we kicked up this guy when we were out exploring on spring day. He never rattled or coiled up, but just wandered off and down a hole. Glad he wasn't in a bad mood.

Topic: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Joanne

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/04/2015 03:44:55   Subject: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
I had posted a reply earlier but I don't know where it went. Here's another try at it.

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! I've been crazy busy between my first job and my second job. Sti
Topic: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Joanne

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/04/2015 04:19:55   Subject: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Hi all!

I'm Joanne from out in Las Vegas. Some of you may remember me from mine-explorer. I recognize a few of the members here. One of your lads dropped into a forum that I frequent and me
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