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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,
Amethyst Ranch Project Fund 2008