Albuquerque Metal Detector Association
 
 

Van Houton Hunt, November 2015

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On the weekend of November 7th the club had a special hunt at the old coal mining camp in Van Houton, New Mexico. The camp reached its peak of about 1500 residents around 1915.
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Ron Blacksher doing his Good Luck treasure dance!
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Terry & Lucielle Ellis right, Ron and Wanda Blacksher left. Their homes away from home!
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Deer next to the RV camp.
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The members who attended the hunt.
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Lucille Ellis: Hey Wanda I found the place where the old miners placed their treasure!
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Wanda Blacksher: Lucielle, I know there is gold here, somewhere!
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Turkeys next to the cabins.
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The statue commerating the Santa Fe trail.
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The jaw bone of a baby beaver.
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Barely standidng habitat.
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Donkey - Burro stables.
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Ruins of company store.
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Superintendents house.
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Inside superintendent's house.
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Overgrown with weeds and bushes.
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Ruins with two bucks in the distance.
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Santa Fe trail marker.
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Wanda & Ron B.
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Ray A.
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Terry E.
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Terry E.
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Paul D.
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Terry E. & Ray A. hunting behind Company Store.
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Beautiful scenery.
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Cabins
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Marti S. & Julie K. hunting Santa Fe Trail.
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Terry E., Tom M. and Richard R. hunting Santa Fe Trail
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Julie K. & Betty V.
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Herd of 25 antelopes at RV camp.
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Deer at RV camp.
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Dwayne A. hunting
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More deer
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Bath House - Powerhouse
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Friday night hotdogs
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More Friday night hotdogs
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Julie
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Mule barn
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Old house at Van Houten
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Outhouse...
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More turkeys
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Antelope on the range
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Wittington sign
 
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