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Yeah, my late father-in-law prospected for asbestos and uranium, but mostly for iron ore. He discovered one of the largest deposits up in Iron River, MI and the largest one at Pilot Knob in Missouri back in 1965. We ended up with some of his field equipment including his old pick and his old masonry hammer, along with his Lake Superior model Gurley dip needle and solid copper gold panning pan. Old George was quite a character. He's the one on the left in this picture. https://flic.kr/p/aieY9Z As a geologist you may appreciate the significance of him receiving the Robert Peele Award in 1965.
Now that's really cool!
 

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I haven't given up on finding the right kind of Rock Pick for my Alpenstock or even a vintage Ice Pick/Axe -- however, I ordered a couple of these to try and conform to a woodsman Alpenstock (kind of) to try in the mean time.

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I'm going to try and remove the Head so that I can attach it to my own stick!
 

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I haven't given up on finding the right kind of Rock Pick for my Alpenstock or even a vintage Ice Pick/Axe -- however, I ordered a couple of these to try and conform to a woodsman Alpenstock (kind of) to try in the mean time.

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I'm going to try and remove the Head so that I can attach it to my own stick!
I'll be watching! Looks cool, but all the pretty girls on the trails will run away! ;-)
 

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I get "looks" and I'm only walking with a plain ash stick. I can just imagine if I had a tomahawk head on it. Maybe I should just add the raccoon skull and really get "looks". I'm enhancing their workout by providing extra incentive to "Run! Run faster!" :rock:
 

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I can see it now, old fart walking down a trail with a dangerous looking stick. Great big biker gal approaches old fart, not even a little afraid. Old fart turns and runs like hell.
 

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Ha, ha! I would never take it on public trails! We've got lots of wooded trails and hills on our own property -- there is one place that I would even need repelling gear to make it to the bottom.
 

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Cool, can't wait to see the result! My wife doesn't like my pick-stick. She thinks I'm going to fall down and impale myself. Be careful with that one!

The 27 oz head counterbalances the lower part of the stick nicely when gripped at the optimal location, fortunately at a good height. If I walk for 45 minutes or an hour I can feel that I need to be doing pushups again. I suppose lifting the 27 oz head a thousand times is healthier than lifting a glass of beer a thousand times.
 

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Thanks Andrew! Good idea, this cross fit craze should incorporate walking sticks and push-aways (push away from the bar). Or lifting the stein!
 
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