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    Nevada Earthquake Swarm

    Yesterday Nevada had some 90 plus minor seismic events. Interestingly enough many were centered near an out of the way area I had been researching for a TW camping destination, the abandoned ghost town of Pine Grove, or Piney Grove according to Google Earth. Maybe I should go see if the shaking knocked any more buildings down.

    Here is the main mine office, or some say a school house, one of many structures still in very good shape. Other mine sites and ghost towns can be found in the region.26993736.jpg

    This stamp mill still has the main axle with drive wheel drum and a pair of cam fingers for lifting and dropping the hammers, or stamps, that reduced the ore.60345540.jpg
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    Think I should be able to find shelter for the night.Attachment 67849Attachment 67857
    Most of the older town sites tend to be more broken down like this: Attachment 67865
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    Read about the earthquakes southeast of Lake Taho. Love the old mines though you don't usually see too much of the old ones around here except the rubble.
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    Pine Grove is one of several very well preserved gold and silver ghost towns dating from the 1860's. Most easy to access ghost towns are just picked over, often vandalized rubble. Looks like a fun place to base a TW mini adventure.
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    Video helped. Looks like a great camping spot. Even has TW parking in the building show early on. ha ha. Lots of history also. This would be a cool spot for a camp-n-ride!

    I think the "Mine Office" was actually the school...or shared. Looks very similar to the photo you shared above. Found this on the www. Just for the record, the teachers look mean, real mean!

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    That looks like a fun place to ride, would be enjoyable to see what remains on an old mining town like that
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    I was within 100 air miles of Hawthorne Nevada sound asleep when the house started shaking at 12:18 am. It shook for 30 seconds. Four minutes later the second one shook for 20 seconds. An hour later the third one shook for 10 seconds. Lots of minor aftershocks throughout the morning. Luckily no visible damage to the house. The first two quakes were probably the longest and most violent I've ever expierienced. Growing up in the SF Bay Area I've felt lots of earthquakes. I did hear that the Bodie Ghostown Park was closed for damage. I'm glad these quakes weren't centered in a major metropolitan populated area. Time to restock my earthquake kit.
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    Excellent video tour thanks for sharing. Most of our historic landmarks that are off the beaten path are Tagged with spray paint from punk ass kids. It is refreshing to see your building still appear in there natural state.
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    dang we're not supposed to have natural disasters that far inland ! doh !!!
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    Very cool as usual.
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