Friday, November 18, 2011

Prospecting in Pinos Altos



We wrap up Old Prospector week with this photo from 1940. The picture shows a prospector working his Rocker Box near Pinos Altos New Mexico. I hope you have enjoyed the pictures this week as much as I have . . . now to decide on a theme for next week!

6 comments:

  1. Prospecting was hard work. The area he is in looks rather bleak and barren. I wonder if he ever struck it rich.

    I enjoyed prospectors week.

    I think a week of conspiracies and secret societies would be fun.

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  2. How about a week of those that "struck it rich"?

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  3. This looks like very tedious work. The guy is probably thinking, "How can I stop now?" The next bucket of sand and rocks might be my lucky one!" Prospecting week was fun, just like opera week, I learned alot! Very entertaining.

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  4. Some great old photos this week. Panning is one hobby I've always wanted to try but never got around to.

    Keep up the good work PJM.

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  5. Thank you, PJM, for your generosity in offering to the larger world a daily photograph. Such a labor of love!
    I really enjoy the photographs and the backstory.

    How about photos of the missions in California?

    Did you already explore building the railroads?

    How about robber barons?

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  6. Your photo . . . I think this is another "Brownie Moment". Good clear pic. How about a week of Homesteaders in the Southwest? I have a couple of great old photos to share.

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