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Old 06-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Cool mining photos. Something about old mine sites is always enticing. Good for exploring!

Another great ride report. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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How could one live in a place with riding like Utah has and manage to hold down a full-time job?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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Great RR. I just love this kind of stuff...
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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Nice day ride

Hey Sage

Great pics as we have come to expect in a Purplesage ride report. Have you ever had a chance to check out the headframe for the old Bullion Beck mine on the south side of Eureka. They counldn't find timbers long enough localy so the brought them in all the way from Norway! If I remember right the mine was started in 1871 and the mine ceased operations in 1960.



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Old 06-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for the photos. Love the old mining districts!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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Yes, I have seen that headframe, that thing is giant! That's interesting about the timbers. I guess I can imagine not having any trees big enough in the area, though I would have thought that timber like that might have been available in the US, like the giant, ancient redwoods being cut down on the west coast? Don't know if there is any connection, and you may already know this, but there is a large Norwegian contingincy in this area historically.
Growing up around here, I lived on "Gundersen" lane and many of my neighbors were from Norway.
Ya, I would have thought that they could have sourced timbers of that size in North America. I know wood from northern regions is stronger because of the short growning season. Shorter season means tighter growth rings witch equals stronger wood.

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Ps. I didn't get the PurpleSage=DesertSage untill I noticed the latin scientific name under your screen name. Very cool
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