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VegasJames

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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2020, 05:08:12 PM »

Great looking material. Congratulations.
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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2020, 02:01:59 PM »

Thanks all so much for the encouragement on this!
Next thing (I think) is to file small miner status? I'm honestly not sure. I see it filed in records of comparable mines so pretty sure it's applicable for one-person tegg operations! I will call the office and ask :P

I'm also having fun polishing some of the botryoidal fragments from here.

There's a lot of bot material from decayed eggs, of varying levels of clarity, fracture, color layering etc. I have a big box of it so far; the goal is to polish some samples to show how it behaves as a lapidary material, if folks are interested in it for cabbing.
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon.

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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2020, 04:00:31 PM »

Excellent !
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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2020, 05:38:10 PM »

I love the different features you can get cabbing Botryoidal agates.  Nice pieces.
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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2020, 06:53:10 PM »

Those bots look really good!   :headbang:
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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2020, 08:59:38 AM »

Wow! :WEEEE:
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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 02:14:48 PM »

Wow, what i ride you've taken so far.  Material look very cool.  Thanks for taking us on the ride with you  :WEEEE:
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Re: Claiming in Oregon
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2020, 07:50:18 PM »

And it continues... I managed to claim exactly half the bed. I realized this a while ago, but wasn't going to bother adjusting the boundaries until next year. Turns out a) there's good stuff over there and it's more sensibly sized and shaped and b) I have time on my hands. Amendment paperwork is off to the county today!

Note to Self:
- Claim the whole 20 acres next time. You can always make it smaller, but you can never make it bigger.
- Survey the entire hillside, not just as far as you think it goes!

It's an expensive mistake, but hopefully will be worthwhile in the long run!
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