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La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2007, 12:04:25 AM »
So we asked him, if he could take us in to the mine. He gladly said yes, He made time to cater  his visitors, explaining every step of the way, on of was relaying all the information thru the radios to the other vehicles...no one was ,making a sound . We were all ears to the sound of Don Pepe, and his mining activities...Awesom e !!


  In to the caverns...mush !!!...Mush !!....no sound, what so ever just sheer excitment.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2007, 12:11:52 AM »
For those of you, who could not made it to this trip, but wanted to see it first in line, what my friend Salvador Gonzalez and Gilberto Sanchez were able to upload for you.....The Agua Chile Mine 1 video .

 The adventure was picking up pace...silence at all  time: just sinking in all the information our eyes were capturing...we were at awe !!

Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2007, 12:32:33 AM »
The  Aguachile Mine 2 video , was the second face of how deep we were going in. It is spectacular to see this again.


 We could see how the boring machines had carved their way in to this deeeep mine. I had never seen anything like this before. :shock:



 I was recording this and snapping pictures like a Japanese, but i started to feel strange, I looked at my friends and at the same time they were looking at me: Is it me?...or are getting cold ?...Nah, It could not be.....or could it :?: . Man !!, all the things that were crossing our minds....but i could not avoid it, i felt it was getting cold outside of the truck. It could not be, how???.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2007, 12:50:42 AM »
The Agua Chile Mine 3 video opens up to this spectacular open chamber like room, it is very big indeed and the cavernous diggins go down 2 Km down under...wow!!!.







Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2007, 01:05:58 AM »


 To my surprise, i saw many waterlines, zipping out of the mountain walls, Don Pepe said there are many waterlines like this every where. They form tinajas that come down to form small  water pools. I have never seen this before, but then again. I have not seen anything like all of these before.


 We started to gather around this big chamber, looking up in to the sky , I could not help myself ask Don Pepe, what was going on with the temperature...every body felt it as well. He said : On any given day, the inside temperature inside of the mine was a cool 22?C colder than outside, so if it was a hot 45?C outside, inside was a cozy 23?C. Neato. I wanted to make camp there , for the night...Yeah, right !!!.

 Watch Out, or that next step could be your last...Wooooo  :!:  :!:  :!: . A sheer 200 mt. Drop , before hitting the floor. You better know, what your doing :nailbitting:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2007, 01:15:38 AM »
Time to catch some air, after going on the edge of that dropzone, you were short of desperate air.


 Don Pepe, started explaining how they tunneld the mine, and the future of the mine operations, they have deposits there for a good 50 years of mining none stop.

He explained , how they ship the mineral to plants in Matamoros, The U.S. and other parts of the world. Very interesting, plus all the varieties and uses of the Flourite Mineral.

 This is an upclose image of the raw Flourite, before they process it and grind it down  to other forms and granules.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2007, 01:25:53 AM »

 Some final explanations of the uses of the Flourite mineral, and then time to record our visit there with a group shot.


 This was an exiting visit, we learned so much . It was time to get out now, and move on to the next planned visit and the day was not even starting to dim...what an awsome day it was. I never remembered my truck at all, not after that experience.



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 We came up, took our final group picture along Don Pepe, outside his offices, thank him for that great tour and moved on. If this had been the end of the trail , i would have returned happy and greatful for seeing so much. But i had just reached the middle of the back trail trip. We had a good long haul to go.
 Our Next stop: The Cuatro Palmas Mine...see you tomorrow. Enjoy.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2007, 07:22:36 AM »
Thanks for posting everything Homero - I love it.   Wish I could do something like that someday.  I can't think of anywhere in the USA where I could do anything similar to it.  
Hope your truck is OK - maybe you put the bearings in backwards (I did that once when I was young and the same thing happened).   Or maybe just bad luck.  Thanks again for posting this story I bet OKiehiker can't top this one!  And thanks for getting your friends on the "South Side" to join our chat page.   We need to get the bridge at La Linda reopened so that we can come on down sometime.. TWWG

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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2007, 08:10:54 AM »
Wow!

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2007, 09:40:51 AM »
Quote from: "TheWildWestGuy"
Thanks for posting everything Homero - I love it.   Wish I could do something like that someday.  I can't think of anywhere in the USA where I could do anything similar to it.  
Hope your truck is OK - maybe you put the bearings in backwards (I did that once when I was young and the same thing happened).   Or maybe just bad luck.  Thanks again for posting this story I bet OKiehiker can't top this one!  And thanks for getting your friends on the "South Side" to join our chat page.   We need to get the bridge at La Linda reopened so that we can come on down sometime.. TWWG


 Thank you TWWG , this is the first trip for me totally focused to gather information and load it up on BBC, all this recording, videos and pictures are for all of you to enjoy. Try and follow it up with Google Earth as well, your going to love how we traveled the backcountry.

 What better way than to contribute with other friends from this side who have far more knowledge than me to the richness of this webpage, i hope i can bring in some more. There is always the language barrier that seems to hault more people contributing here.... :cry:
 Still more to come.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2007, 09:44:16 PM »
Great report Homero! Thanks for "taking us along" with you. Hope your truck recovers to try again.
  Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2007, 10:52:46 PM »
awesome!

that would have been the highlight of the whole trip, a working mine. the mining industry is a great area of interest to me. next time, no obligation will keep me from coming down. keep posting the pictures and story, i'm enthralled

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« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2007, 07:51:06 AM »
good stuff, Homero....I always wanted to know what that crater was that I kept seeing on Google Earth :D

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« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2007, 12:48:52 PM »
Sorry folks, It has been a really Hectic week for me, i am trying to do my best and finish the trip report for all of you. I keep saying this, like a scratched record, but i think i should finish this story this weekend...tops.

  Thank you for your comments, this was done with all of you in mind.

Homero
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2007, 09:27:13 AM »
I am looking forward to finding out about your  truck.  As a semi-dedicated offroader I want to know what went wrong and how you did a field repair.  I like looking at the stuff the 4x4 club drives almost as much as the pictures of the area. :? Not really very green of me, but what can I say.

 


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