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Shady Myricks Bloodstone Claim

A number of years ago I was offered the chance to visit Francis Marion “Shady” Myrick’s Bloodstone mining claim near Brown Mountain, CA; now located within the boundaries of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. An opportunity not to be passed up, I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to meet Mr. John Lightburn, Shady’s great-grandnephew who conveyed stories of Shady’s adventures and life in the Mojave Desert and Colorado.
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