In the News: Black Rock Mud and Lime Spa
In Nevada, There’s Mud in Them Thar Hills!
Locals Dredge Up Mineral-Rich Sludge to Woo Spas; Earth ‘Smooth as Butter’
GERLACH, Nev.—Like generations of Nevada prospectors before her, Shelly Egbert plunged her shovel into her mining claim one recent autumn afternoon. She hit a mother lode. “Look at that,” she yelled, nodding at the bounty on the flat of her spade. “Straight from the center of the earth!” It was earth, as a matter of fact. “Smooth as butter,” the 50-year-old mother of seven said as she dug her hand into an oozing greenish pile of warm mud. “This is what God gave us.” Read the Full article…