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January 5, 2011

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P��� 32 Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 2:30-3:30 pm Refreshments Provided Located at: Alliance Church Fellowship Hall 665 W. Tyson, Quartzsite, AZ Open to the Community! Questions? Call Toll Free 1-888-854-5024 Life’s Most Important Journey” “Your Trusted Partner on Located at Parker Public Library 1000 Navajo Ave. Parker, Arizona (Enter right of main door by bike rack) Refreshments Provided OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! Serving Quartzsite and Surrounding Areas Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support ���.D�����M��������.��� LACHOLLA DISTRICT MINING ACTIVITIES by Jane Alene Boyles The LaCholla District is one of the most obvious areas with lode mining activities near Quartzsite. The structural re- mains are quite accessible to the public by most vehicles. Along the face of Dome Rock there are scars of mining ac- tivity, yet little sign of much production. It appears most of these holes or shafts were in tracing veins which petered out soon. Often the mineral found was not of significant amounts to pay for a lode operation. The Dome Rock campground area has been utilized by rec- reational prospectors for some time for placer operations. In the 1980’s and 1990’s there were several large dry wash- ing areas and some large holes dug and processed for placer gold. Some cement platforms remain of the KB Springer mine located along the pipeline corridor near Sugarloaf Mountain. Proceeding around the corner of the mountains to the southeast you will find more placer claims actively worked, both on the surface and from shallow tunnels by in- dividual prospectors. Now let us look at some of the bigger structures still standing at lode mining sites. for the season! We’re here See us at the Big Tent Jan. 22-30 Specializing in RV Battery Fill Systems, Battery Charging, Towing Products and Infrared Tire Thermometers. 425 N. Central (Hwy. 95) OPEN 7 DAYS/WEEK 7:30 am PROPANE OPD Valves Custom Hoses Recertification Refills Tanks WATER R/O Ozone Water RV Potable Water R/O ICE R/O WATER 5 GAL/ $1 RV DUMP RV PARK with full hookups 928-927-3714 375 N. Joshua Ave. Quartzsite, AZ 85346 888-447-4552 EMUnique by Clover Creek Emu, LLC See Us @ Rice Ranch A-41 Oil of EMU is a natural Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral Topical. It helps Relieve Pain, soothes Sunburn & Radiation treated skin, Relieves Itches & Bites. Oil of Emu contains high levels of Omega 3, 6 & 9. Dee & Bonnie Nelson, Centralia, WA 1-800-292-6045 / 541-727-1537 DERMATOLOGY NOW OPEN IN QUARTZSITE! Mohs Surgery Surgical Treatment of Skin Cancer Dr. Gerardo C. Brual,M.D. Jocelyn Ramos NP-C 928-916-7898 NOW OPEN! RICE RANCH A-45 East of Dorothy’s Beads Open daily: 10am-6pm 281-635-6496, 281-636-7230 J������ 5, 2011 HEAD FRAME GOLD EYE OVER A 100 FOOT MINESHAFT Before starting down Cholla Road, it would behoove one to look at the remnants of the Halsey Williams op- eration and the Settler stamp mill used for pulverizing the ore at the base of Q Mountain. Usually the concentrates would be shipped off for final process- ing at another site. The first real lode mining operation you come to on Cholla Road is on the right hand side against the uplifted hill is the old Gold Eye Mine and plac- er operations. The placers are now utilized by individuals, finding small rice size grains of gold mostly within the bedrock area. (cont’d in next issue of Dessert Messenger) WESTERN WALL ART Metal Light Switch Covers Vintage Costume Jewelry WESTERN WALL ART metal light switch covers vintage costume jewelry new discount grocery

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