* The Weekly Image Thread 20 06 28 #446 *

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abiquiuense
abiquiuense Senior Member • Posts: 5,740
"Nature's Miners," on the XZ-2.

Root beer bottle migrated onto this treasure. These boulders originate in the lode quartz to the West of Taos and East of Tierra Amarilla, NM. Erosion separates them and human miners separate the veins, harvesting them, near Hopewell Lake, Tres Piedras, NM. In geological time, erosion brought them twenty +/- miles south, to the North Bank, of the Río Chama, where nature's miners bring them up. And, land speculators, harvested the particulates, along the Chama, just above my home, using placer techniques. I've documented the placer pits left behind around 1880.

Thank you very much, Member and Host 19andrew47. Love the Baby Moons on your "troquita." I borrowed the English word.

David

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