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Sandsave

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McDermit 2017
« on: July 04, 2017, 07:56:16 PM »

Made a trip to McDermit first week of June with Jhon P, had a great time and picked up some nice sphere material. If you get a chance go Rockhounding with Jhon, he's fun to hang out with and a hard core rockhound, my kind a guy.
He didn't even get pissed when I got us stuck for five hours, he was prepared with a handyman jack and tow strap etc.
We made it through the first river, but the second one got us, the pictures don't show water as we had to damn the river up stream that was over flowing from spring run off, it was still muck and rocks.

Half the fun is the hunt!!!!
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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 08:10:56 AM »

Looks like a super pretty area, absolutely beautiful, but how did you get that vehicle out again with just a jack and tow strap? It looked a little more off-road than I would enjoy, personally.
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Jhon P

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 12:24:12 PM »

Jack up one corner and did out the mud and fill in with rock than do the next corner. I drove out, jay almost drove out but didn't quit make it. I unloaded all
Of my rock, I think that helped. Dalton hiked out and got a ride to town and brought back help. It took my truck and our rescuer hooked in tandem to get jay pulled out! It was all part of the adventures.
 Jay and Cindy was great fun to hang out with, up early and collecting all day! Here is a picture of the back of my truck when I was done.
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Jhon P

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 12:34:18 PM »

File was to big had to make it smaller
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ileney

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 02:04:30 PM »

Those aren't rocks. Those are so big they are practically boulders! Congrats on having a successful trip and getting out after!
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Jhon P

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 02:39:59 PM »

Big rocks make big spheres!
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Sandsave

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 07:16:28 PM »

Good explanation Jhon, we should of taken pictures of the road with the water running, the pic of your truck shows how far we sunk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jhon P

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 12:32:26 PM »

Cindy took this picture, I am
Leaning agains a seam if agate in the Cordero mine. It is over two feet thick and runs along the wall in the pit.
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Jhon P

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 12:33:49 PM »

Here is jay and Dalton up high after some prime rock
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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 02:14:44 PM »

Nothing like a few grimmlins accompanying your Rockhounding trip. Gotta love the adventure and boy what an awesome haul!!!


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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2017, 09:21:05 PM »

you looked like you had the best day.  what was the weight of just one of those boulders :icon_tongue: and what tools were you using?
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Jhon P

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2017, 06:09:37 AM »

The biggest took two of us to load. 100lb ?
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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2017, 07:55:48 PM »

niiiiiiccce
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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 09:56:58 PM »

What road were you on that is under water?  I thought I knew all of the roads pretty good but I do not recognize the spot you show......

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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2017, 05:35:48 AM »

This is past the reservation, past Devils Gate, the run off had flooded over and down the road, just before the third time you cross the river. Obviously I thought it was going to be riverbed.
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Re: McDermit 2017
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2017, 06:48:36 AM »

The thunder egg area
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