Friday, June 4, 2010

From the Field: Gabbs Valley

This view, from two weeks ago when I was on the second of two meeting-related field trips, looks northwest across Gabbs Valley and Alkali Flat toward Pilot Cone and the Denton-Rawhide Mine (MSRMaps). Gabbs Valley is the green area in front of the first set of hills; Alkali Flat is the white alkali flat behind the first set of hills and in front of the second set. Pilot Cone is the dark, cone-shaped hill on the horizon; the Denton-Rawhide Mine, which was mined for gold in from 1988 to 2003, is the light-colored area to the right of that knob (click to enlarge).

Somewhere, almost straight away in the distance behind Rawhide, is the "lost" gold mine I described two years ago.


Gaelyn said...

Tough assignment to be working in this beautiful field.

Silver Fox said...

A little hot in the middle of the summer, but great otherwise. :)