Pictures Of Gold Ore

    pictures
  • A portrait
  • A photograph
  • (pictural) pictorial: pertaining to or consisting of pictures; "pictorial perspective"; "pictorial records"
  • (picture) visualize: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
  • (picture) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
  • A painting or drawing
    gold
  • A deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color
  • amber: a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"
  • coins made of gold
  • made from or covered with gold; "gold coins"; "the gold dome of the Capitol"; "the golden calf"; "gilded icons"
  • An alloy of this
  • A yellow precious metal, the chemical element of atomic number 79, valued esp. for use in jewelry and decoration, and to guarantee the value of currencies
    ore
  • A naturally occurring solid material from which a metal or valuable mineral can be profitably extracted
  • a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
  • a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona
  • An ore is a type of rock that contains minerals with important elements including metals. The ores are extracted through mining; these are then refined to extract the valuable element(s).
pictures of gold ore
The Desert Queen Mine
The Desert Queen Mine
I saw an opportunity to strike it rich and took it. Driving along the road, I glanced upon a sign, Desert Queen Mine. I slammed on the breaks, threw on some 10 inch heels and a Tiara, put on some cheap mascara, slapped myself to make me cry so the mascara would run and ran down the trail to the edge of a cliff looking over the Desert Queen Mine and decreed, "I Claim This Mine to be mine!" Then one of my 10 inch heels broke, I rolled down the mountain, lost my tiara, got so much dirt on my face you couldn't see the mascara and crashed to the bottom of the valley face down in the dirt right next to Anderson Cooper who was wearing a tiara, runny mascara and sensible shoes. That Bit ... View on black or I'll chuck my tiara at you (it's BIG) for 113 pictures in 2013: Made of Stone or Rock -------------------------------------------------------------------- Taken from the National Register of Historic Places The Desert Queen Mine is of local historical significance under the category of Industry and the subcategory of mining, being one of the more successful and longer-lived mines of high desert country of Southern California in Joshua Tree National Monument. Its history was all too typical of southwestern desert frontier mines. It brought death rather than fortune to its discoverer, and its subsequent owner lost it to a financial institution. Its operation was sporadic, but it occasionally offered up a pocket of gold ore sufficiently rich to maintain interest in intermittent operation for nearly three quarters of a century. It was associated with a notorious local outlaw. Its tunnels, inclined shafts and shafts represent three basic types of mine approach which were typical of southwestern desert mines, but the Desert Queen Mine was more productive and far longer-lived than most of its contemporaries. The above statement of significance is derived from the following sketchy and inadequate historical data: A, James discovered the outcropping of gold ore which he developed as the Desert Queen Mine during the early 1890s; although one source claims that-the discovery was made in 1894, another cites 1893 as the year of James' death. The ore processed initially was apparently quite rich, and a local cattle rustler named Jim McHaney decided to take over the mine. He sent two cronies, Charley Martin and a man named Myers, to force James to sign over the mine. James refused, so Martin borrowed a gun from Myers and forced James to sign, then shot him. Martin was tried for murder, claimed self defense, and was acquitted. McHaney's first ore shipments reportedly netted him $27,000, but he spent it quickly and then borrowed from a local bank against future production. When subsequent ore shipments proved unable to keep up with his borrowing, the mine passed into ownership of the bank. It was later owned by several individuals, passing into the hands of William F. Keys possibly in 1917. Keys operated the mine intermittently until 1961.
Camping @ Keene Wonder Mine (Taken many years ago!)
Camping @ Keene Wonder Mine (Taken many years ago!)
Taken in December, 1968. This is at the base of the tram that brought gold ore from the mine located high on a mountainside above Death Valley. The camera was an old Waltz Envoy 35mm rangefinder and this is a scan of a Kodachrome II slide. I don't remember the shutter speed, but it was long enough for a spark to fly up and hit the rock behind my head and return before the shutter closed. The world has changed so much since then that when I flew to Southern California to begin the trip, I carried the revolver shown on my right hip aboard the plane in my bag (unloaded) LEGALLY! Imagine what would happen if you did that today! Heck, for that matter, Death Valley is now a National Park and the revolver would be banned there today.