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Old 03-12-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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Trip to the Belmont mines

This was a great day trip out in the desert to mines way up in the mountain. We went it alone, but met 8 folks 4 wheeling out there.
Had hot dogs up on the summit.



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https://picasaweb.google.com/Jimsue13/TripToTheBelmontMines?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNT gxtmq0fO-uAE&feat=directlink
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Interesting pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Hot dogs? On the summit? Were you able to heat things up and have all the fixings? Cold weiners on a cold bun without the mustard, relish, onions, etc. are not my ideas of a good hot dog. Then some chips and a cold drink? Awesome. I hope you got close to this.

I do love them desert pictures... we see a lot of that after we leave town here where we live. It can take a while to understand the barren beauty of the desert but we have been at that point for some time now.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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As you know, that's on our list next time we're out there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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Art, did you see the grill on my tailgate? We had coolers with all the fixin's, a person should plan the trip and enjoy the results Had chips an apple and cold water.
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That did not appear to be any kind of water that I know of on the tailgate. Is there water in brown bottles in Arizona? And always being the inquisitive and worrisome type, are you checking the air in the holes you are wandering into? Maybe it is okay in hard rock mines, I don't know, but black damp (Carbon Monoxide) is odorless and colorless, Sulfur Dioxide smells like rotten eggs and both are equally dangerous (in coal mines) and I am sure there are other gases that may be present as well since there is no ventilation? Ever thought about a canary? You know, the old miners way? I am sure you have considered this and am wondering what you found out, I can treat it as a learning experience, since "I know noth-ing!!" (Sgt. Schultz) about those holes in the ground out west. Have fun, but be careful and be safe.
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Ha! Oh, the beer bottle. Dang, should have hid that. Did have water also
Yes, we are very careful, that is the furthest we have ever gone in any mine, 30' or so. We are Chicken folks when it comes to that. Thanks for the heads up on it.
It is so interesting to think back on how they managed to do the mining years ago, to stand where they stood and think on how they lived each day. Such a hard life they must have had.
I am planning a trip right now to another mine, I am bringing a bunch of folks here at the park.
It is actually a cache, but a mine will be very close; The 'Survivor Cache' GCMQWC

The Mine info:
http://www.mindat.org/loc-33505.html

The mine is The Hidden Treasure Mine Arizona.
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Doh, boy was that dumb... I read the post and saw the picture and didn't notice the link to the slideshow under it. And how many times have I read your posts with this same format? Boy, was that dumb. Thanks for the 'splanation.

And you're gonna say that since you were driving, the brown bottles were for your copilot.

Fun stuff, but don't stay too long, because if you get caught there with the desert heat you won't need a grill for the hot dogs.
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Ozz, a lot of the mines we have visited had their own stamp mills close by. I am thinking that the concrete structure you saw used to be a stamp mill.
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Hi,

Can I ask how you've got your GPS mounted? I have the same interior and have been thinking where to place the GPS other than the windshield and looks like yours is in a great location. I've never had a GPS before, so not sure of all the different mounting options.

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Well, I made a sheet-metal 'tang' to slide in the crack by the radio, then I drilled a pilot hole in the mount and screwed in a small screw to hold it securely.
I have found that these mounts and holes in the truck deduct nothing from the trade-in. I have traded in 5 or 6 service trucks, I bought new and modified.
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quote:Originally posted by Ozz

Well, I made a sheet-metal 'tang' to slide in the crack by the radio, then I drilled a pilot hole in the mount and screwed in a small screw to hold it securely.
I have found that these mounts and holes in the truck deduct nothing from the trade-in. I have traded in 5 or 6 service trucks, I bought new and modified.
LOL - I guess I've been around long enough already I should have known it had been customized and was not "off-the-shelf". I'll have to get more creative!

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