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Posted on 05/29/2014


Photo taken on May 24, 2014



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Richmond Canyon mine


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Spoil heap

Spoil heap
Richmond Canyon mine, in the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nevada, USA. Some broken rails, from the original ore-cart track, are scattered over the dump.

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slgwv
Yes indeed--old spoil heaps are a classic place, not just for rockhounds but for geologists looking for some subsurface samples. Except this is a state park, so collecting is forbidden! Here's a pic I took here of bull quartz with some signs of copper mineralization:
www.ipernity.com/doc/289859/33003073
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.