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waning moon
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1/4/2014
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Calcite Vein



Slit Trench following vein



Calcite Mine



Salton Sea



Sphinx on way up



Mine Tailings



Badlands, San Felipe Wash, Borrego Mtn in foreground

Set up for the winter season a couple months ago, taking quite a few trips including this drive up to Calcite Mine, been a long time, very nice. No one else up there except two young hikers just heading down, spent afternoon peacefully walking around.

See everyone else has been busy, enjoy the postings
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ziphius
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1/4/2014
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Nice trip, nice photos. Wish I had more time to be out there right now.

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1/5/2014
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Looks like it was a great day...thanks for sharing...Thumbs Up

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anutami
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1/5/2014
anutami
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nice!

Have you ever checked out the wash to the north? There is a pretty nice mine you can walk into with some nice calcite veins







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1/5/2014
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That is pretty cool Nolan, I did not know they were there..will need to check them out for sure..thanks!

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DesertWRX
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1/6/2014
DesertWRX
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Nolan (anutami) wrote:
nice!

Have you ever checked out the wash to the north? There is a pretty nice mine you can walk into with some nice calcite veins




Is this due north of where Waning Moon has his vehicle parked?

Beautiful up there. Camped with my buggy up there once. Loved it!


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anutami
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1/6/2014
anutami
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Yes, about where the purple marker is. The tricky part is finding a safe way down but it can be done.

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DesertWRX
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1/6/2014
DesertWRX
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Here is My Tracks up to where I camped. I see the mine is not too far away from there.

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waning moon
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1/6/2014
waning moon
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Hello Nolan,

I would like to have gone up to the other mine, but would not make it back out, too far and never make the climb back up. But I do not need to, your photos are beautiful, love the crystals, looks like a couple of spars are in the cluster, people must be chipping away at it still.

I plan on going back sometime, but by palm canyon, side trip up North fork to see sheep tanks again, then maybe to the upper mine by the wash, I keep making plans.

And to all who expressed charitable comments on my photography. Thank you, I know they are just tourist grade, never really took photos until I stumbled upon this forum, still learning, As I have expressed before love all of your posts/photos, fantastic hike reports, you guys are the pros, get to experience places I will never make it to.

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1/9/2014
rockhopper
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I drive by there alot. Need to check that out. My Geology book says the calcite formation happened quite rapidly.
Hot fluid calcium rushed up new cracks in host rock ( earthquake ). But where did the calcite come from? An old sea bottom super heated the ancient shell bed into liquid?
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