Sinkankas Notebook

August 23, 2011

In 95-degree heat in August, the Pala staff experienced more than they might have cared to of the terrain leading to the Esmeralda Mine in the Mesa Grande district. Forty-five years ago, John Sinkankas traveled the same terrain—but got the right keys to the forestry service gate!

Following two visits in March and September of 1956, Sinkankas wrote up informal reports, complete with hand-sketched maps. See them in Sinkankas Notebook, the first of a series of stand-alone articles you can access from the horizontal menu at the top of each page on the blog.

Pocket at the Esmeralda Mine, North Main Workings, September 22–23, 1956.

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From the collection of Bill Larson.