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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2014, 04:54:56 pm »
Quite an adventure for sure. Including the site unseen purchase. ;D

That old plate and the cups may be worth something to a collector. They have makers marks at least, so you can do some research. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2014, 04:59:47 pm »
Sounds like you will have some fun there for years to come.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2014, 05:41:51 pm »
That looks and sounds like so much fun, and the pictures of the cabin progress are great, not mention all of the old tools and household items.  ENJOY it

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2014, 05:53:26 pm »
I can see a pack mule(s) in your future.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2014, 06:19:27 pm »
Maybe a burro would be appropriate
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2014, 04:16:26 am »
Looks like a fine place......

By the way I know many old machinery enthusiasts and museums who would be very happy if they had that small vertical steam engine at the nearby mine. I wish somebody would resque it while it is still possible to repair.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2014, 06:11:14 am »
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By the way I know many old machinery enthusiasts and museums who would be very happy if they had that small vertical steam engine at the nearby mine. I wish somebody would resque it while it is still possible to repair.

I bet. I would like to myself but it is private property.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2014, 07:15:55 am »
Way cool! I subscribed.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2014, 09:15:24 am »

 Fred, this is a very interesting thread.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2014, 09:47:21 am »
Great adventure! Thanks for Including us.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2014, 11:44:33 am »
That is about the neatest thing to be involved in. Way to go!  The backdrop pics show a LOT of dead trees, hillsides full.  That would be my biggest concern - fire safe in the event of lightning in the area.  But - no shortage of building materials, or firewood!

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2014, 11:57:59 am »
That is so cool to find old stuff.  On my 10 acres, right of I-80, I've only found the rusted, bent frame of a Model T and an old, large, outhouse that is half fallen over.  I'm sure there is more as the old Emigrant Trail crosses my property.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2014, 12:42:29 pm »
Love it!  Can't wait to see more :)
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2014, 01:27:34 pm »
Fred,
Awesome property! I love old mining claims, and as a land surveyor I survey them often around Butte, MT. I've surveyed a couple up around Basin, MT up cataract creek basin. If you've found 2 of the corners, the others shouldn't be to hard. I assume it's a 20 acre claim? Do you have the original survey and notes? If not, I can point you in the right direction to find those. The notes describe what each corner is, how they were referenced either by bearing stone or tree, where certain physical properties cross the property lines, and any problems the original surveyor encountered. Maybe you could snowmobile in with some of your bigger tools and store them until spring since snowmobiles don't fall under the same rules as atvs, but you may still need to thin some trees for a manageable trail. Building with beetle killed lodgepole pine is pretty awesome. Straight, minimal branches, and usually very dry and have already undergone their shrinking and cracking. Again, awesome find and congrats!  :new_year:
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2014, 08:44:52 pm »
Yes, two of the corners had witness trees with the mineral survey number in them. The other two are at the far end of the claim. I haven't explored it fully yet. The plat shows all of the info needed to retrace.

I would like to snowmobile in with some materials but I don't have one.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2014, 10:24:49 am »
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By the way I know many old machinery enthusiasts and museums who would be very happy if they had that small vertical steam engine at the nearby mine. I wish somebody would resque it while it is still possible to repair.

I bet. I would like to myself but it is private property.
I forgot about those weird "no trespassing" laws in your country.
Over here trespassing is a legal right so it is pretty common in cases like that to call the landowner and tell that you have been trespassing and ask if the abandoned machine is for sale and offer to call back two weeks later when the landowner has had time to make up his mind and come up with an asking price. Usually landowners are willing to sell their abandoned stuff for a very reasonable price when you call back.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2014, 12:54:45 pm »
Sorry, but weird is not what the No Trespassing laws are.  It means stay out, you're not welcome.  Nowhere will you find the word "access" (except NO) when defining trespassing.  I don't have a sign up, but I would think an univited guest in my backyard could be a problem.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2014, 02:19:55 pm »
Getting off topic here but 'trespassing is a legal right' in Finland? Here private means just that, no entry without permission. Too many want to leave with stuff without asking first.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2014, 02:31:48 pm »
that country side looks nice. it is always so interesting how mother nature reclaims the land.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2014, 02:49:47 pm »
Sorry, but weird is not what the No Trespassing laws are.  It means stay out, you're not welcome.  Nowhere will you find the word "access" (except NO) when defining trespassing.  I don't have a sign up, but I would think an univited guest in my backyard could be a problem.

Getting off topic here but 'trespassing is a legal right' in Finland? Here private means just that, no entry without permission. Too many want to leave with stuff without asking first.

In much of England and Europe, land is open for people to pass through for hiking and exercise (trekking)--that doesn't mean hunting, logging, etc.  It's a little more civilized in that regard.  It would be considered extremely rude if you blocked access through your property.  It's not like in the US where people might shoot you for stepping foot on "your land". 

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