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Lone Lobo

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Lone Lobo last won the day on August 30 2014

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  1. TWHaz: I seldom post but had to reply to this one. Many years ago (my first in AZ) I mistakenly had a partner. What a mistake that was! He couldn't keep his mouth shut and thought the world should know of all my research and study while contributing nothing himself. The partnership didn't last a week. It made me a solo prospector who nearly always prospected alone. Prospecting can be a wonderful, exciting, and rewarding pastime but it don't come easy and it shouldn't. You have to be willing to do the research, study, and put some serious wear on a good pair of hiking boots . There are no free rides. Like my signature says....."Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny" If you can't follow this advise go to 42* 26' 05" N 83* 59' 06" W Good luck. Lone Lobo
  2. My very best non nugget find is my wife of over 50 years. Having said that, let me proceed. In 2006 while prospecting in south west Arizona I popped out a single military dog tag belonging to Elvin Browning. I continued beeping and several hours later, in a separate hole, distant from the first one, out came the matching dog tag. What are the odds of that happening? After returning to Ohio I thought I would try and return Elvin's tags to his next of kin. At first I had little success. Finally a member of this form provided me with a phone number to call in Oklahoma. To my surprise Elvin Browning himself answered the phone. He was then 90 years old. I was able to return Elvin's dog tags back into his possession after being buried in the Arizona desert for over 60 years. I have had my share of good fortune in the field but this has been one of my most rewarding finds. God bless these old vets and all that serve both past and present. Lobo
  3. Congratulations Explorer 1. Thank's to all for a good contest. Lobo
  4. Bedrockbob is an experienced miner/prospector who shared a wealth of information with this form. I enjoyed reading his brilliantly written posts and seeing the photos. Those that provoked Bob, knowing full well the response it would draw, should now be happy. IMHO this form is not the better because of his absence. Definitely a bummer! Lobo
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  6. Old Gold Miner: Beautiful photo and informative read. If only that cabin could talk.....the stories it could tell. Goldstudmuffin: Yes there are cabin sites all over AZ and I have seen alot ot them. However, few of them were labeled "Historical Landmark" by the USGS. Most "Labeled" sites the information and history is readily available and easy to find. Perhaps the lack of information on the Barron's Cabin has increased my interest to find it. There is no lost mine or lost treasure story that I know of. Yes, I know the area is under claim. I always have and always will respect the rights of claimed land. Thank you to all for your replies. See Ya out there soon. Lobo
  7. I already know the coordinances as stated in my first post. I have stood on the very spot. It's the history that I want to learn. Who was the Barron? Was Barron a first or last name? Perhaps he was associated with some of the named mines in this area? I thought, perhaps, some of the old time prospecters from the Wickenburg area might remember a cabin from day gone by. History intrigues me. I hate to see it lost. Lobo
  8. Soon I will be leaving Ohio for a three months stay in Arizona once again. I hope to talk to College History Professors, town and museum historians in Maricopa County. The history of the "Barron's Cabin" remains mostly a mystery. The only info the USGS has given me is "This feature has ceased to exist". I already knew that! For the USGS to label it a Historial Landmark on Topo maps it had to of had some significance at one time. When an updated Topo comes out, the "Barron's Cabin" will not be on it and lost forever. When in the area I hope to explore this area further and learn more of its history. Lone Lobo
  9. For years I have looked at at a landmark on my USGS Topo's labeled "Barron's Cabin" ( N 33* 42' 34" X W 113* 12" 49" ) and wondered what was there. Last winter I finally decided to check it out. I unloaded my quad at Little Horn Peak and rode south to the cord's. This is an interesting area for a prospector but little, if anything, remains of a cabin. Who was the Barron? Was there ever a cabin? Does anyone know the history of this landmark? Thank you. Lobo
  10. In about a week I hope to be leaving cold, snowy Ohio for a three month trek in southern Arizona once again. Perhaps I may cross trails with some of you fellow "desert rats" out there somewhere......... Here's wishing all of you a happy new year. May your 2009 be golden. Lobo
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