Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lagomarsino Petroglyphs - Indian Rock Art

Lagomarsino Canyon contains an impressive collection of petroglyphs dating between 5,000 and 10,000 years old.  The rock art portraits etched on the basalt cliffs by ancient Paiutes number over 2,200.  The petroglyph below is one of one of only two sheep found in the entire gallery!
This images stikes me as avian in nature.  Perhaps the stork dropping off a baby?
A serpent, bird and fish fighting over a baby turtle?
A Plethora of Petroglyphs?..Nobody has deciphered what the images mean, for all we know, it could be teenagers just being teenagers, or they may hold a much deeper cultural meaning.
You have to go digging a bit for these images below, they're atop the rim rock and are very intricate.
Panorama of the Canyon
On the way out we hit Castle Peak Mine, if the invalids aren't using it for target practice, this 100 year old trommel is really cool to check out.
Remnants of a boiler for a steam engine?
Tailings a plenty.  From prior exploration, the workings appear to be pretty extensive and I'd guess the mountain is so excavated its about like swiss cheese.
A 40 foot climb through a vertical shaft.
Watch out for the ticks this time of year, they got a couple of us.


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