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Offline 04man

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Big Horn Mine
« on: October 31, 2012, 03:46:36 PM »


My buddy Nick and I made the hike out to Big Horn mine in the local mountains. We do a little prospecting in the local creek and the mine has long been on the "to do" list.

Kind of a neat destination.
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 03:54:15 PM »


Here's the view out the front of the structure.

Not too bad.
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Re: Big Horn Mine
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 04:03:31 PM »
Thats some pretty country you have there. 

Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 04:04:34 PM »


Finding the entrance was no problem
Getting in was going to be a problem.
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 04:06:38 PM »
Thats some pretty country you have there. 

Thanks for sharing it.

No problem.
Wish I could post this stuff more often.

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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 04:16:56 PM »
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I can't help but be impressed with the construction of the mine. No doubt they had what we would call modern equipment but 100 years ago the area was quite different. For example, there were no  fast emergency response . No helicopter. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/248/photooct28124904.jpg
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 04:28:02 PM »
We did find the way in.img]
The beginning of the mine started with an ominous sign. Going in abandoned mines is no way a good idea. I have a buddy that had one cave in while he was inside. Lucky that he was able to dig himself out because we never would have found him.
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 04:34:02 PM »


The partial cave in.
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 04:40:02 PM »
The rest of the pics are very dark. The flash on the iPhone just wasn't bright enough.Neigther were our headlamps. Lanterns were necessary to get enough light for a picture worth a damn.  Water percolates through the ceiling creating a bit of running water down the center of the mine. Stalactites are starting to grow...... but they are tiny.

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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 07:23:33 AM »
That's kinda neat and creepy at the same time.  I don't think I'd go in one.  but that view is very nice.  That wouldn't get old anytime soon.  Thanks for the pics
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2012, 11:33:17 AM »


Another pic...
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2012, 12:27:49 PM »
It looks like you might have moved the images into a different folder in photobucket. You could try flickr, or just copy and past the new links to the pics from their new photobucket locations.

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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2012, 01:49:00 PM »
Thanks Wood.
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 09:13:30 PM »
Looks like you got the pictures figured out! Thanks for not giving up. They are cool pictures and worth the effort. :thumbsup:

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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 09:19:42 PM »
ok yer insane!!!!.....nope, nope....wait...yup. ..yer really insane!!!!!LOL great pics!...woods
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Re: Big Horn Mine
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012, 06:06:02 PM »
Oh no, Woods. Not insane.

I live.