Tag Archives: Goldfield

Goldfield Lays Town Father Bryan Smalley to Rest

August 31, 2022 UPDATE A ten minute video about Bryan can be viewed here. It’s a short film the family asked me to do. https://vimeo.com/thewritingrockhound/videoforbryan Original Article Follows: Bryan Smalley died in Goldfield on October 30, 2021. He was 61 … Continue reading

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The Late Bryan Smalley

Update! Click on this link for my report on Bryan’s funeral (internal link) 1960 to 2021. Twenty years with Esmeralda County, Nevada as a deputy sheriff. Town father and ceaseless promoter of Goldfield. A town rich in history but now … Continue reading

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Goldfield Gemfield Gem Claims Update

Sharon Artlip has been in touch. She and her sister Nadiah Beekum own the Gemfield Gem claims in Goldfield, Nevada. (internal link) I’ve written quite a bit about the claims at this site and also in the May, 2016 issue … Continue reading

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The Boundless Enthusiasm of A Western State

Photographed at some museum near Reno, Nevada. The state has always been raw since the Comstock strike and the wild, boomtown days of Tonopah and Goldfield. An acceptance of legal gambling throughout the state, and prostitution, in some counties, Nevada … Continue reading

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Goldfield Gemfield Gem Claims Update

My second article for Rock & Gem Magazine was on the Gemfield Gem claims (internal link) outside of Goldfield, Nevada. The claims are a major source of fine chalcedony. Sharon Artlip, one of the two claim owners, now has a … Continue reading

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What is Literature?

Literature, at first thought, explores the meaning beyond basic facts required by a story. Reportage demands the who, what, when, where, how, and why; literature demands the meaning behind them. Why, then, isn’t news analysis literature? Is Time magazine literature? Supreme Court Justice Potter … Continue reading

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