Quartzsite, Arizona: Forrest Baker – Claim-Besitzer

Auf unserer Tour mit Natur-Photograph Joe trafen wir Forrest und waren schwer beeindruckt: Er ist 75 Jahre alt, stammt aus Oregon und sprüht nur so vor Energie und Lebensfreude. Wir unterhielten uns lange mit ihm und erfuhren viel aus seinem interessanten Leben. Gemeinsam mit Joe besuchten wir dann Trudi und Ernst bei der Goldsuche…

Quartzsite Arizona Forrest Baker

Mining claim
A mining claim is the claim of the right to extract minerals from a tract of public land. In the United States, the practice began with the California gold rush of 1849. In the absence of effective government, the miners in each new mining camp made up their own rules, and chose to essentially adopt Mexican mining law then in effect in California. The Mexican law gave the right to mine to the first one to discover the mineral deposit and begin mining it. The area that could be claimed by one person was limited to that which could be mined by a single individual or a small group.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_claim

Quartzsite Arizona Forrest Baker


Quartzsite Arizona Forrest Baker

Link: Fotos Quartzsite, Arizona
Hinweis: Diese Reise fand im Jahr 2010 statt.