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dima



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Mines in Las Flores Canyon  Reply with quote

Hi all. I went up Las Flores canyon for a bit looking for the mythical mines that are there. Found several half-filled openings, one shaft with a hobo living in it, and one good, open shaft. It was possible to enter and walk around the latter one, although there was quite a bit of water in there.

Hugh Blanchard's description (http://www.lagoldmines.com/index.php?page=916662.txt) talks about multiple enterable shafts, some with equipment still inside. Does anybody know where the rest of the openings are? It's possible I didn't go far enough. The one clear mine I found was at the bottom of the main channel right next to a little waterfall. I explored a few of the side gullies, but there are quite a few of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the only ones I've found.


Water Mine #8



Christmas Man Cave


McNally Mine


Inside of McNally Mine

http://www.lagoldmines.com/index.php?page=916662.txt
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been to all but your first photo. Where's that? A hobo lives in what yopu call "Christmas Man Cave". I talked to him, and he referred to all of the mines as caves. Anyway. I only went as far as what you call "McNally Mine". Is there more stuff past it? Thanks for the info!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water Mine #8 is the easiest to find. If you stand near the Las Flores Reservoir and listen, you'll hear the water pouring out of the mine directly below you. To get down, however, you need to retreat down the service road and look for an unsigned access path leading into the canyon bottom.

You could also briefly follow the Sam Merrill into the Las Flores wash, then head directly up the canyon, scaling a couple check dams en route to the mine.

Immediately beyond mine #8 is a man-made dam which is not easily bypassed, unless you take the access path up to the service road.

I don't know what is beyond McNally Mine, except a lot of poison oak. I have yet to venture much beyond McNally, due to the poison oak.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They "failed to arouse the freak" who was buck naked!!! Haha!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: I have found a new mine in the canyon Reply with quote

CrazyHermit and I have found a new mine in Los Flores. It is by the concrete pumps by tunnel #4
About 4 feet right now. We need help digging it out


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^^^^ Deleted, (because of this a##hole taking credit for my work on Facebook)

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It has been updated! you have credit man. Sorry about before My bad.

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