Category: Mines

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Sweetwater Mine

What can I say, one of the coolest mining camps around. Only 30 remote minutes from Mariposa. The Sweetwater mining…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
443

Cerbat

Sometimes the temptation to go ghost towning and exploring abandoned mine shafts is overwhelming. On a family road trip from…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
212
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Lippincott Lead Mine

The Lippincott Lead Mine aka Lead King Mine was discovered in 1906 and extensive works began by 1908. The mine,…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
307
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Giant King Mine

In May of 2017 on a 4×4 trip from Washington, CA to Alleghany we stopped along side Washington Road at Washington…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
1.00 / 5
Views
171
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Malakoff Diggins

Malakoff Diggins is California’s largest hydraulic gold mine. There are no shafts (except for massive drain tunnels) because the gold…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.50 / 5
Views
204
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Kennedy Gold Mine

Originally I had written off the Kennedy as a mine to tour because it lacked a stamp mill or tunnel…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
184
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16 to 1 Mine

The 16 to 1 Mine is one of the big boys on the block. Originally producing over one million ounces…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
273
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Bonanza No. 8

Jim Crow Creek has a long and extensive mining history reaching back to the 1860’s including numerous “Bonanza” claims. On…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
134
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Kentucky Mine Museum

The Kentucky Mill is one of the best preserved stamp mills I have had the pleasure to visit. A large…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
193
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Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine has been on our list to explore for several years. We finally got a chance to drop…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
155
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Sunset Mine

The Sunset Mine is located in the Old Dale Mining District just yards outside the Joshua Tree National Park boundary.…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
185
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War Eagle Mine

The War Eagle is an extremely popular destination for underground adventurist, very little remains at the surface. Massive tailings are…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
219
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Log Cabin Mine

Don’t let the name fool you. This federal government owned mining site began operation in the early 1900. Modern operations…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
685
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Carlyle Mine

The Carlyle Mine is a fairly popular explorers destination. There is a lot to draw an expolorer there. First of…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
116
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Golden Egg Mine

Some of my favorite mines to explore are the one man operations. The Golden Egg Mine was bought in 1940…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
155
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Golden Gate Mine

Certainly one of my all time favorites. The giant stamp mill sits right next to a well maintained gravel road…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
197
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Chemung Mine

The Chemung mine operated from 1909 to 1938. Mining both high grade and low grade ore totally one million in…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
140
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Death Valley Mine

Where is the Death Valley Mine you ask? Well, its not in Death Valley, it is smack dab in Mojave…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
104
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Jail Canyon

Several miles up the rugged and remote Jail Canyon exist the remarkably unaltered Corona Mine. The road up Jail Canyon…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
167
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Bonanza King Mine

Silver was found at the Bonanza King mine in 1880. By 1882 a large vein was struct valued at $1200…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
116
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