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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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Gloucester, a Bottled Spider
Gloucester, a Bottle…
Would there be any interesting minerals to collect in a heap like this?
2 years ago.
slgwv
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
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Gloucester, a Bottled Spider
Gloucester, a Bottle…
If you like the Anastasia Formation its not difficult to find great waste heaps in accessable areas around Lake Okeechobee. When various authorities, whomever they are, dredge the lake and canals, they just leave the stuff in piles alongside the road. Great fossil hunting opportunities. And bad for the Everglades.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.