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    Default Death Valley Ryan Mining Camp in the press

    An article about Rio Tinto stopping its donation of Ryan Camp to the National Park Service (in the works back in 2009) was in the Sacramento Bee this weekend.
    http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/22/528...th-valley.html

    There are some good pictures associated with the article.

    Also, when scouting a back route to Little Goldfield (just north of Ryan Camp on public land) we found the remains of this old trestle (pics). To get an idea of the size of it, that small pipe in the last picture is actually a large drainage pipe which could not accommodate the flash floods over the years. No doubt the lack of debris, missing beams etc is due to the BLM making the area "safe" for the public...

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    Update on Ryan Mining Camp; can't wait for the tours to begin!

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...206263091.html

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    wow! what is this place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josta View Post
    Update on Ryan Mining Camp; can't wait for the tours to begin!

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...206263091.html

    John
    That is fantastic news. Looking forward to getting back in the DV area to check this out.

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    I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it's great that the site will be preserved. On the other hand, it sucks that it will be a park-controlled site accessible only paying a fee and taking a "guided" tour. I prefer ghost towns that are actually ghost towns, not government operated tourist traps.

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    大きく分けると「ウッド」「アイアン」「パター」の3種類がある。

    ウッドは遠くに“飛ばす”ためのクラブ。長くて先端(ヘッド)が丸く大きいのが特徴だ。アイアンは、狙った 場所にボールを“寄せる”ためのクラブ。激安ゴルフクラブ ウッドより短く、ヘッドも薄くて小さい。パターはボールを穴に入れるために“転がす”クラブだ。長さ・形は 様々だが、底面が平らで滑らかなのが特徴。


    ウッドとアイアンには1番、2番など番号がついており、数字が小さいほど遠くに飛ぶ。ちなみに、ドライバー と呼ばれるクラブは1番ウッドのこと。また、アイアンには番号の代わりに「PW」「SW」と書かれたクラブ もあり、PW=ピッチングウェッジはごく短い距離を確実に寄せるためのクラブ、SW=サンドウェッジはバン カー(砂地)からボールを出すためのクラブだ。


    ピンG25アイアン
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Dunakin View Post
    I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it's great that the site will be preserved. On the other hand, it sucks that it will be a park-controlled site accessible only paying a fee and taking a "guided" tour. I prefer ghost towns that are actually ghost towns, not government operated tourist traps.
    Ryan camp is not "government operated" it is owned by a "charity" funded by Rio Tinto. The director of the "charity" is a former Rio Tinto CEO who is alleged to have donated the property to himself along with $18 mil in the form of his charity when he was CEO 2008-2009... but of course Rio would have to be complicit in that decision. The ex CEO's tours are very limited in size and may do one tour per year up there for about ten people. Anyone who wants to take the tour may apply, but you'd have to be one of the lucky ones to be selected. According to the former Rio dude running the place, he only uses facebook to communicate with the public so what is up with that. Anticipating, "it's private property Rio Tinto can do whatever they want with it" yeah sure but don't forget the billionaires "charity" is accepting public donations and being subsidized by the taxpayer via his very own 501C3, and Rio got a huge federal tax break for donating the property to their ex-employee. Nice work. lol.
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