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 Post subject: Introduction
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:20 am 
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Location: Ringgold GA
Howdy y'all I realized I hadn't introduced myself before diving into asking questions. I started collecting mining stuff when i was about 9 when my grandpaw gave me his lunch pail. He and one of his brothers worked for Cain coal co. up in Big Soddy Gulf. Paw paw drove a coal truck because he was claustrophobic and uncle Bill,his brother, was killed in a cave in. My area was a big iron mining area from the mid 1800's through the 1930's. When the mines at Estelle shut down the people were so poor that when they left they took the town with them. Theres nothing left but a cemetery. The iron ore was being mined at pigeon mountain and coal at lookout mountain by the Durham coal and iron company. My area by the way is northwest Georgia. I have coal and iron mines all around me and about an hour and a half to Dahlonaga and gold country. Most of my actual mining experience has been recreational placer mining. But have spent years exploring the iron mines around here. If ya'll want to know anything else just ask.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Location: State College, PA
Have you ever ventured up into Southern Tennessee? The area just northwest of Chattanooga?


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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:24 pm 
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navycaptain8 wrote:
Have you ever ventured up into Southern Tennessee? The area just northwest of Chattanooga?

Yes. I am only about ten miles south of Chattanooga. the area you are talking about is where big soddy gulf is located.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Neat, I go down there for a mission trip every year, have poked around some of the mining remains near Dunlap, Tracy City, Jasper and South Pitt. Beautiful area


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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:58 pm 
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Cool next time you get down this way message me and maybe we can meet up.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Location: Hard coal region, PA
got any results from your placer mining endeavors?

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:28 am 
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Found enough to pay for all my outings. Basically just breaking even but having a good time thats not costing me anything counts for something

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Sure does

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:33 am 
Hi there, I’m new to this site and I wanted to ask a question.
I would like to make an announcement about a new web site I’m managing but I don’t want to break any of the rules on this forum. Would somebody please advise me if A) it’s acceptable to make such an announcement and B) which forum I should use?

Many thanks,
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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Christine,

1) You could PM Miner Greg, he and Miner Mike have the final say. I would suggest you include a link.

2) You could start a new thread and if one of the moderators don't like it we have a delete button.

I would say if it is Mine related you are most likely OK. Blatant spam gets delete quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:48 pm 
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i will add, there are few rules, and the ones that we do have can be broken frequently. spam is accepted but only by johnr......

so if you are either johnr, or working inside these few rules that can be broken, post away.........

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:36 am 
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:x Here exampr of johnr spam pree. Many spams come from saresman is chinee. Try sell patio heater for protek ballz during horiday season. You want protek balls from wind and ghosts? Then buy patio heater. It happy 100%! No chinee? No probrem! Buy patio heater for get beers and hot chicks, but no post the picture of boobies then you will get derete by Doug he good take down the spam. No understand where this come from? stick around or dig deep into old posts, you find then language transrashing real bad so johnr make happy time fun of spammers for to entertain coal miner. You want Roundeye Coal and Patio Heat company cap sticker? PM me address I mail you some. Sanka you for become member of forum and enjoy good post from smart people and stupid post from twisted member rike me! :x

:x R.C. & P.H. Co. :x

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:09 pm 
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:D :roll:

As you can see John isn't quite right. Then neither are most of the folks here.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:43 am 
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i dont understand what you mean doug......... Image Image

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:44 pm 
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:roll:

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