Lost Burro Mine workings

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David E. Smeeth on February 16, 2013

No, we never found the burro, but we do enjoy the mine. Story goes the name came about when in 1907 prospector Bert Shively picked up a rock to throw at his wandering burro. Then he noticed that said rock was laced with gold. The mine was worked on and off, depending on the price of gold, all the way into the 1970s, with the most productive period being between 1912 and 1917; the Montana-Tonapah Company's 5-stamp mill processed ore using water piped in from Burro Spring, 8 miles to the east

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Photo taken in Unnamed Road, Death Valley National Park, CA, USA

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  • Uploaded on September 4, 2010
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    by David E. Smeeth
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    • Exposure: 0.006s
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.798
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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