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Prospector Pours Mercury from Small Tube

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  • Title: Pouring mercury from small tube into pan which contains flour gold mixed with the natural dirt. Process for removing this flour gold is described in caption 12693-M5. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

“Pan” of Gold

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  • Title: “Pan” of gold. Not all of the shiny particles are gold but include mica and a few particles of quicksilver. The gold usually appears in the pan as a minute shiny upper rim of the dirt in the pan. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 5, 2012 at 8:05 am

Gold prospector Cooking Mercury with Dirty Flour Gold

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  • Title: Gold prospector cooking mercury with dirty flour gold. The flour gold which is in small, almost powder flakes, will attach itself to the mercury as the water boils away. Pinos Altos, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 2, 2012 at 8:02 am

1980 Mercury Capri RS

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Most people have a love affair with their first car, and I am no exception.  Looking through the classified ads day after day, waiting for the day I was able to take my drivers test, which I did pass the first time!  After looking at MGB’s, Fiat X19’s, and Triumph TR6’s all cars which would have been cool to drive, but a nightmare mechanically, and no fun in the Ohio winters.  I found a 1980 Mercury Capri RS in The News Herald, one test drive and everything came together.  So coming across this TV ad for my first car, was a good find, and gets a “Cool Stuff” stamp.  Keep in mind this car was five years old when I bought it and I certainly couldn’t have pulled off the leisure suit as well.  My car was black with neon green accents and badges, pictured below.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 28, 2011 at 4:28 am

Posted in Cars, Cool Stuff

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