Recent comments on California gold mines:

  • Kurt on Dawn MineBelow is a link to the water pump outside the lower portal, taken in 2016. Originally there were four separate...
  • Kurt on Puritan Mine Stamp MillSometime in 2016. The mill is behind a ranch house, and is not visible from the freeway as some websites...
  • JB Bergmann on BallaratDefinitely stop the car and get out, walk around, check it out when you pass through Ballarat!
  • JB Bergmann on Puritan Mine Stamp MillThanks Kurt, when was this photo taken?
  • Kurt on Puritan Mine Stamp MillUpdated Photo ... Puritan Mine Stamp Mill
  • Rich on Gwin MineHi Matt, I'm interested in heading up there and looking around for some samples off the surface. Any recommendations for...
  • JB Bergmann on Ibex SpringPretty cool little ghost town but more modern and in rough shape. The Moorehouse mine lower adit is sealed. Makes...
  • JB Bergmann on Hite CoveDespite its lack of mills, headframes and adits, I give Hite Cove 4 stars for the drive down, the camping...
  • JB Bergmann on Monte De Oro MillThanks to Mr. Nibbles and the Addit Adicts for this one!
  • JB Bergmann on Ophir MineNot a bad little trail out of Allegheny down the Plumbago to the river and back up the other side...
  • JB Bergmann on Gold HillI doubt you'll be crawling around in open adits and mills here. All are on private property, maybe worth contacting...
  • Jon Aurich on Florence MineTerry, I am aware, but I am liable for the property, 1% or 100%, meaning, I don't want anyone that...
  • JB Bergmann on Argonaut MineUpdate: Two years after our 2014 visit the federal government has added the Argonaut Mine to it's list of Superfund...
  • Denny Anderson on Feliciana MineI thought all gold mines were shut down during the war?
  • JB Bergmann on Eagle-Shawmut MineUpdate August 2017: We returned to the Eagle Shawmut mill site once again to see how the rains had affected...
  • Amy C on World Beater MineUsed to go there in 1986 when a man named Frenchie lived in the cabin. Old LA transpla t with...
  • dave kennison on Cerro Gordo Minesstarted going there in early 70s. Met Jodie who owned it till she died, believe she inherited it from uncle....
  • Garret Romaine on Chemung MineStill photogenic after all these years.
  • Stan on Golden Gate MineLong drive, but pretty cool you can drive right up to it.
  • Linda Lewis on Omega MineHave just seen the Fugler pictures!!! Wow!! These are like a "gold mine" by themselves. However, do you have any...
  • JB Bergmann on Omega MineUpdate: Just posted some great pics of the Fugler and Clark couples working the Omega. Sent in by Deanna, grand...
  • Stan on Log Cabin MineFirst went up there in 2011, headframe in good shape. Noticed shaft ant-hilling in late 2012 visit, but headframe was...
  • jrlundy on May Lundy MineLast time I was up in about 2015 the entrance at the lower site had been dynamited shut. The ore...
  • JB Bergmann on Omega MineHi Deanna, I would love to see photos of the Omega. We have a buddy who recently explored the interior...
  • Deanna on Omega MineI have some old photos of my gr. grandparents there at the omega. Appears they are mining for gold. Perhaps...
  • JB Bergmann on War Eagle MineWe stopped here for lunch and walked nearly a mile of various tunnels and came across other explorers that descended...
  • JB Bergmann on Skidoo MillSo I give Skidoo 5 stars. It is very easy to get to and the level of preservation is incredible....
  • Marc Briggs on Log Cabin MineOn Google Earth it looks like the road splits then rejoins near the mine. Which road is best to take?...
  • Robert James on Malakoff DigginsWe liked visiting the diggings. Perfect for a family exploration!
  • GM on Tarantula Hawk MineI own the property above this mine and down the the lake. Unfortunately, the entrance is completely filled in and...
  • Terri Stewart on Florence MineJon. Please be reminded that you only own half of this property. My family owns the rest. Terri Stewart
  • Richrd Morris on May Lundy MineI worked at this property in the late 70's when Minerals Management had control. Visited all the accessible underground workings...
  • Jim Prunetti on Discovery-Dondero MineI have some history on the Dondero and Page families, having lived near to the Page house for almost forty...
  • David Wasdahl on Castaic Mine (Castic Mine)Hello, I am 91 years old. In the winter of 1939-1940, I worked the Annie Rose claim site with Annie...
  • Jeff Maurer on Herman Mine – Stamp MillIf you would have continued down the road until it ended (100-200 yards), the compressor and boilers (3) would be...
  • Ed Arata on Hamby MineThe metal headframe and metal building are new. There was some work done at this site in the 1980s, as...
  • PETRINE CHRISTENSEN on Feliciana MineMy grandfather owned this mine with a partner. They deposited their shares into Bank of Italy at the time, which...
  • JB Bergmann on Barker RanchI was expecting a creepy feeling like when you visit Alcatraz prison, but nothing. Not much is left here but...
  • Henry Wilczynski on Log Cabin Mineany direction to mine thanx hw
  • JB Bergmann on Moser MineWas a very interesting mine to explore. We were supper bummed that the lower adit had been sealed closed with...
  • JB Bergmann on Red Cloud MinePretty cool cool mine, and camp, no mill.
  • JB Bergmann on Goldome MillDefinatley worth a visit!
  • JB Bergmann on Sweetwater MineUPDATE: We returned to Sweetwater in November of 2016. Sadly the mill and compressor shed are completely gone and the...
  • JB Bergmann on Bonanza King MineProvidence and the Bonanza King are so old that despite their remoteness there really isn't much left. It is the...
  • JB Bergmann on Wall Street MillThere are not miles of underground, nor bunkhouses with beds remaining, nor giant head frames but the history and the...
  • JB Bergmann on Death Valley MineEasy 4x4 road up, metal headframe and hoist, plus a ball mill, bunkhouse and multiple structures. Awesome little mining camp!...
  • JB Bergmann on MasonicMakes for an easy beginner off-road trip with cool history but lacks underground or mill workings that hard core explorers...
  • Pete Nurenberg on Sweetwater MineI had the pleasure of meeting Clyde and his dog Nugget in Aug. 1990 and spending a week at the...
  • JB Bergmann on Golden Egg MineEven though Schapel's cabin is burned and the scrapers scavenged the mill its still a very cool site to explore....
  • JB Bergmann on Carlyle MineI know many explorers think very highly of the Carlyle Mine and would give it 5 stars. But, with no...
  • JB Bergmann on Empire Mine State ParkVery nice family tour of a large corporate mining venture. Limited or no access to some areas and like most...
  • JB Bergmann on Herman MineI love the photo you sent and would like to see and post more, please contact me using the contact...
  • Grandpa Herman on Herman MineI just stumbled upon the Herman Mine page, much to my delight. My grandfather’s family owned this mine back in...
  • Tiberius Nour on Florence MineJon - if you get a reply to this please get in contact with me. I'd love to chat about...
  • DANIEL BIERWIRTH on Forest CityI drove through Forest 3/28/2016, What an amazing place. I have lived in the area for almost 35 years. It...
  • Matt Gabler on Gwin MineI have been to this mine many times, my mother lives nearby in Valley Springs. I understand the Gwin had...
  • BRETT BARKER on Sunset MineMy father and friends were attempting to put the mine back into operation in the 1960’s/early 70’s. Unfortunately, they were...
  • Brett Barker on Sunset MineMy father and friends were attempting to put the mine back into operation in the 1960's/early 70's. Unfortunately, they were...
  • Jeff Maurer on Sutter Gold Mining – North Star MineI don't think so. Gate is usually locked and I haven't seen much activity there. I know that they were...
  • Ivan Herring on Calico Ghost TownDear Ramona, There are a number of mines in Mariposa County and a Mining District that carry the name Mariposa....
  • bob sak on Sutter Gold Mining – North Star MineiS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A GROUND TOUR NOW. WITH THE CARETAKER. REALLY INTERESTED IN SEEING THE GROUNDS. BOB
  • Roger Cain on Sweetwater MineI should add, during our visit to toast a whisky to Clyde on Aug. 31, 2014, the forestry service had...
  • Roger Cain on Sweetwater MineOnly Clydes ashes are at the remains of the Sweetwater Mine where the Lilacs were and the small Sequoia tree....
  • JB Bergmann on Gwin MineThe pin is placed over the main vertical shaft shown on USGS historical topo. Also at the pin at that...
  • Jeff Maurer on Fremont – Gover MineJust north from here is also the ruins of the Gopher Mine. Just north of the road a the T...
  • Jeff Maurer on Sutter Gold Mining – North Star MineThey had a really nice gift shop when they were giving the tours. As I recall, they didn't take us...
  • Jeff Maurer on Gwin MineThe only thing that survives is a concrete pad where the main shaft used to be and some concrete walls...
  • Jo Ann Aiello on Kentucky Mine Historic Park and MuseumDue to cave in there is no mine tour. The mill is an intact operational example of a 19th century...
  • JB Bergmann on Kate Hardy MineThere is more info on the Kate Hardy here: HistoryGenea
  • Brigitte on Kate Hardy MineHello, - I understand that Kate Hardy Mines have sold. Do you know which company purchased it and which year?...
  • Jinny on Discovery-Dondero MineI am a PAGE descendant. Amelia PAGE, who married Victor DONDERO, is my great great aunt. The PAGEs and DONDEROs...
  • JB Bergmann on Cray MillPretty darn cool for a drive up to mill. Impressively in tact for its age. Not many Bodie visitors know...
  • JB Bergmann on Old Dutch Cleanser MinePretty cool beginners exploration.
  • JB Bergmann on Lost Burro MineOne of my all time favorites. The Lost Burro almost has it all. A well preserved cabin with bed, table...
  • JB Bergmann on Burro Schmidt TunnelThe history is what makes it cool. Safe, easy to get to tunnel with real ore cart tracks and an...
  • Ramona E on Calico Ghost TownHi I'm looking for a mine called the Mari Posa. I was told it was in Mari Posa Ca. Back...
  • JB Bergmann on Big Horn MineNot a bad little explore. Easy to get to, camp-able, underground and part of a ball mill.
  • Marie Shelton on Omega MineMy 3rd great uncle Mathew Creamer (1822-1869) owned an undivided interest in the Omega Mine along with the Virginia and...
  • JB Bergmann on AuroraIf it wasn't for Aurora's unique history this would be a 1 star destination as there is so little remaining...
  • JB Bergmann on World Beater MineCertainly an all time personal favorite. Light a fire in the cabin stove, cook dinner, wake up, enjoy the 5...
  • JB Bergmann on Gold Hammer MineWaste of time.
  • JB Bergmann on Mariposa Museum and History CenterNot sure why I give this one four stars, maybe because I have been there many times and enjoy it....
  • JB Bergmann on Jail CanyonJail Canyon's adventurous lack of a road, explorability, combined with a working cabin, the intact Corona Mill and a great...
  • Robert Fancher on Fremont – Gover MineTwisted from fire in 1961. Wood ore bin in side frame caught fire and the heat twisted the frame.
  • JB Bergmann on Clair CampClair Camp and Pleasant Canyon make for a pretty cool jeep destination. I wonder if that family we saw living...
  • JB Bergmann on Calico Ghost TownChildhood memories make this one of my first and favorite ghost towns!
  • JB Bergmann on Kentucky Mine MuseumEven though the adit is collapsed and they no longer offer tunnel tours the Kentucky is still a 5 star...
  • JB Bergmann on Bonanza No. 8REVIEW on "Bonanza No. 8" on 2017-07-03 23:58:38
  • JB Bergmann on Log Cabin MineStay on Log Cabin Mine Road to the west going past the house. We did it in a two wheel...
  • teresa on Chinese CampVery Nice and informative! Was recently through there ourselves and took pics but wasn't really sure what all we were...
  • JB Bergmann on 16 to 1 MineThis mine has everything an explorer could ask for; tunnels, hoist, drills, compressors, T rail, ore carts, grizzlies, stamp mill,...
  • JB Bergmann on CerbatPretty cool little side trip if you are in the area.
  • JB Bergmann on Lippincott Lead MineWell worth a visit if you are doing the Lippincott Pass, Racetrack De Playa or Homestake Dry Camp.
  • Butch Kwid on May Lundy MineI'm 70 now. I hiked to the "upper lakes" trout fishing with my dad many times. We would sleep in...
  • jan thor sloan on Lost Burro MineHi Love your site! did u do any work in the San Bernardino County area.. East Mojave? I have a...
  • Scott D on Almaden Quicksilver County ParkSan Cristobal is the name of the audit, not the mine itself. That is why there is no reference. The...
  • Eric perry on Blue Light MineCan get you right to the entrances
  • kelly pedemonte on Hidden Treasure Gold Mine – Columbia State Historic ParkHi, Bob . I dont believe we have had the pleasure if meeting.... My name is Kelly Pedemonte the owner...
  • Rudy on Corona Mine – Jail CanyonWas there nov 2014. Great time and took time to explore. Made great memories. The trail we drove up was...
  • JB Bergmann on Walter Johnson Dredge No 52 – Tuolumne Gold DredgeWe returned to LaGrange and asked the ladies at the museum if they knew about the death of AWR at...
  • JB Bergmann on Georgetown StampmillRobert, I do not.
  • Robert Childers on Georgetown StampmillJB do you have any contact info for the stamp mill in Georgetown?
  • Debbie Grass on Tarantula Hawk MineMy boyfriend lives at don pedro & normally you can see the lake from his house & at lake mcclure...
  • CaligoldBob on Hidden Treasure Gold Mine – Columbia State Historic ParkSorry it took so long to reply. We are going to start mining again once we get rain. If I...
  • Anonymous on Hendy Stamp Mill – SunnyvaleI was born there while my parents were touring
  • Jon Aurich Jr on Florence MineHello, I am the owner of the Florence. I stumbled upon your site tonight. I like your pictures but would...
  • stan on Log Cabin MineFirst went up there in 2011, headframe in good shape. Noticed shaft anthilling in late 2012 visit, but headframe was...
  • JB Bergmann on Salado Creek Stamp MillIncredible what you find on the side of the road!
  • JB Bergmann on Central Eureka MinePretty cool you can drive right up to the base of this headframe.
  • JB Bergmann on Ryan MineOne of our first 'drive up' mines we found simply by topo. Not much to look at here.
  • JB Bergmann on Log Cabin MineDefinitely a 5 star explorer's destination. Read the book "Gold Mine in the Sky" for the whole story on this...
  • JB Bergmann on Tuolumne Gold DredgeWe returned to LaGrange and asked the ladies at the museum if they knew about the death of AWR at...
  • JB Bergmann on Bodie State ParkBodie is an all time favorite. The king of all the ghost towns without a doubt. We have been back...
  • JB Bergmann on Giant King MineNot much for explorers here. Best stay out or contact the claim owner for more info.
  • JB Bergmann on Kennedy Gold MineOriginally I had written off the Kennedy as a mine to tour because it lacked a stamp mill or tunnel...
  • JB Bergmann on Malakoff DigginsThe park offers easy trails with interest for all ages. Some of the massive “Monitors” high pressure water nozzles still...
  • JB Bergmann on Hidden Treasure Gold Mine – Columbia State Historic ParkAwesome youtube channel Bob, send pics of the hidden treasure mine and the landslide if you can!
  • CaligoldBob on Hidden Treasure Gold Mine – Columbia State Historic ParkI know the location and it is not active. Area below mine is claimed by someone I know and has...
  • John on Sweetwater MineThe story of Sweetwater Clyde Foster is fascinating and well known around Mariposa!