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Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby Scott P » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:07 am

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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby peter303 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:24 am

Dont people occasionally find natural gems on Antero?

And I saw that gold panners were out working the recently flooded rivers in hopes the flood knocked a few nuggets loose.

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Postby MonGoose » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:35 am

peter303 wrote:Dont people occasionally find natural gems on Antero?

Mt Antero has a lot of aquamarine, but nobody is getting rich off of it.
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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby ChrisRoberts » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:42 pm

MonGoose wrote:
peter303 wrote:Dont people occasionally find natural gems on Antero?

Mt Antero has a lot of aquamarine, but nobody is getting rich off of it.


People who find valuable gems don't tell other people. Especially on Antero, where most people are poaching claims
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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby Oman » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:27 pm

MonGoose wrote:Mt Antero has a lot of aquamarine, but nobody is getting rich off of it.

Depends on your definition of "getting rich," but a guy from New York found this aquamarine assemblage, the world's largest, on Antero in 2004. It was valued at more than $500,000.
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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby Hungry Jack » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:43 pm

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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby Flips » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:04 pm

Please leave all gems and jewels at the top of mountains. They are for Axel and Calvin!

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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby JGiffinPhotog » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:31 pm

There's a whole show on The Weather Channel about mining on Antero. I don't think anyone's getting rich, but they seem to make some money. I think the 2nd season will be starting soon.
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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby Lemmiwinks » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:02 pm

JGiffinPhotog wrote:There's a whole show on The Weather Channel about mining on Antero. I don't think anyone's getting rich, but they seem to make some money. I think the 2nd season will be starting soon.
http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/prospectors/main


I believe Steve Brancato (one of the guys featured in the show) found a million dollar pocket on Antero. Most people don't get super rich but ~$75,000 for 40 days of work isn't too bad.
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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby JGiffinPhotog » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:33 pm

Lemmiwinks wrote:
JGiffinPhotog wrote:There's a whole show on The Weather Channel about mining on Antero. I don't think anyone's getting rich, but they seem to make some money. I think the 2nd season will be starting soon.
http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/prospectors/main


I believe Steve Brancato (one of the guys featured in the show) found a million dollar pocket on Antero. Most people don't get super rich but ~$75,000 for 40 days of work isn't too bad.


Ha ha, I guess I should say MOST people don't get TOO rich. Seems like a fair amount of overhead and a lot of hard work for a small shot at a big payoff. The idea of it is definitely romantic though... play in the mountains & make some money while at it! Hard way to make an easy buck.
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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby Gareth » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:05 am

Climber finds Indian jewels in the Alps?

Reminds me a lot of this movie: The Mountain
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Re: Climber finds $332,000 worth in jewels on Mt Blanc

Postby bonehead » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:40 am

Gareth wrote:Reminds me a lot of this movie: The Mountain

Wow! thanks for the reference.
I haven't seen or thought about that movie in years.
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were realistic enough, not like the hokey crap
thrown at us these days.

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