Where the Old Prospector’s long trail & tale started

While we all await the Spring start of our sunny outdoor life in southern Arizona [there was quite a snowfall last week on Mt. Washington] we are showing this special documentary film on a gem discovery, a real big strike made in the early 1980’s in New Hampshire which made quite a news stir at the time. The court issue involved then is very much to our point in opening a forum, in Yahoo Groups, AmethystRanch .  The lessons learned since 1984 are discussed in the narrative portion of the Moat Mountain documentary {2006}. We are presenting this now because before the public is one of Bush’s Interior Department heads** facing court himself over Forest Service Policy. THIS SITUATION has been ongoing since at least 1981, & as many people are revisiting the issue of Forest Service management, or mismanagement, as the opinions may be, and the residents of several western states are seeing a huge die-off of Lodgepole Pines-  there is a LUMBER CRISIS* and a growing wildfire danger simultaneous. BUT there is also a real need for jobs, lumber, housing, veterans to be taken care of, much of which relies upon the WISER USE of natural resources. We will see a quick change soon, from a war-based corporate monopoly unreality to a peace-based practicality, and that means we must have the answers IN PRACTICE NOW, and the RESOURCES WITHIN OUR HANDS or as soon as we can make IT HAPPEN!

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*    http://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/2008/feb/24/timber_companies_harvesting_beetlekilled_trees/

 **      http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2008/02/24/bnews/br61.txt

The Benefit Auctions begin FRIDAY

Amethyst Ranch, Arizona

The Amethyst Ranch Project…
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Our proposal to restore an Historic 1890’s George Westinghouse Mining
Camp in southern Arizona along with a far-sighted operating plan
has begun to benefit others. By listening to this disabled veteran, more have seen the "Voluntourism" potential of what may be, arguably, one of the most
old-fashioned new ideas to be set in a prime film locality. Marfa* TX has been described lately [*film location for "There Will Be Blood"] in a way much resembling the Amethyst Ranch location. Some film production studio people have acknowledged the San Rafael Valley & south Patagonia mountains area as ‘ideal film localities’ since "Oklahoma" scenes were produced there, complete with corn fields and wax-fruited trees. The prospect of an old mining camp which remained un-restored for so long on the highest peak of the range now doing "double duty" has several levels of discussion going.
    The near future may bring possibilities of some of these interests to be realized with a meeting, guided tour, and a week-long CONFERENCE to do justice to our subjects, like the resource management plan, and things like the Weeks Law of 1911 as a model for community restorations across the continents, not just upon our modest mountain. Please sign into the Yahoo Group and join the forum where arrangements may be posted.
Please visit the gemstone auction to benefit Amethyst Ranch, as shown in the slideshow on the upper right of this page.
… We welcome donations of :
"outfitter" style wall tents, and such gear as would be appropriate to
such a wild-west, back to the land rustic camp. We have great
campsites, capped water wells, springs, cabin sites, and plenty of
dimension granite on site. See the Groups site for details, or the
blogs.360.yahoo.com/rocketmine   blog site for more. Thanks, sincerely,
Frank

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Amethyst Ranch Project Fund 2008

Amethyst Ranch, Arizona

The Amethyst Ranch Project…
Search  Yahoo Groups [finance]  AmethystRanch

We propose to restore an Historic 1896-1916 George Westinghouse Mining Camp in southern Arizona, and by benefiting this disabled veteran,
… his ability to help other disabled veterans. We welcome donations of : "outfitter" style wall tents, and such gear as would be appropriate to such a wild-west, back to the land rustic camp. We have great campsites, capped water wells, springs, cabin sites, and plenty of dimension granite on site. See the Groups site for details, or the blogs.360.yahoo.com/rocketmine   blog site for more. Thanks, sincerely,
Frank

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Amethyst Ranch Project Fund 2008