Borrow Pit in Saline Valley?


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Posted by Possum on December 15, 2002 at 14:55:39:

Many thanks to one of you regular contributors for alerting us to the Microsoft TerraServer Imagery website. What's great is the ability to go back and forth from topo to aerial, just like flying low in an airplane (as long as you zoom in) with the topo as reference. It revealed an obvious road where I thought none existed (having missed it after many drives past it). It's in southern Saline Valley. I'm aware of both the Lippencott and Blue Jay roads joining the Saline Valley road in this area, but this road goes west, toward the Inyos, yet appears to be on pretty flat land in the Valley itself. I believe it is about half way between the Lippencott and the beginning of the Grapevine Canyon. The topo shows it going a short distance to the "Borrow Pit." Is this an open pit mine? Has anyone been to the Borrow Pit (mine)? Or even seen this road off the SV road, for that matter?


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