Category: Mines

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Red Cloud Mine

We stumbled upon the Red Cloud Mine on route from Pleasant Canyon to South Park Canyon in Death Valley. After…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
239
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Moser Mine

The Moser Mine or Moser Claims are a series of workings shown on USGS Topo only as prospects. In actuality…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
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312
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World Beater Mine

Located just east of Ballarat up Pleasant Canyon around the corner from Clair Camp only yards outside Death Valley National…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
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1444
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Harrisburg

We visited Harrisburg in 2014. Moderately preserved with moderate vandalism, sadly. Harrisburg is located in Death Valley National Park only…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
0 / 5
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235
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Big Horn Mine

The Big Horn Mine is located in the southern part of Mojave National Preserve. Most noted for Hilltop House, a…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
208
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Feliciana Mine

Found this one merely by topo. The adit is 1400 feet long with stopes, winzes and drifts galore. We didn’t…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
277
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Ryan Mine

Not much is known about the Ryan Mine except it has a 400′ deep shaft and produced 1700 tons of…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
1.00 / 5
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219
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Bunker Hill Mine

Opened as the Rancheria Mine in 1853 and renamed the South Mayflower Mine in 1893. In 1899 it became the…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
0 / 5
Views
240
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Argonaut Mine

The Argonaut is the site of the worst gold mining disaster in California History. On August 27th, 1922, 47 immigrant…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
368
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Domingas Occurrence

Lucky me! I was perusing  local USGS Historic Topo’s and came across this awesome find. From Google Earth I could…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
153
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St. Mary’s Mine

I got excited searching USGS Historical Topo’s when I stumbled upon St Marys Mine. I got even more excited when I…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
1.00 / 5
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153
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Burro Schmidt Tunnel

William “Burro” H. Schmidt began gold mining in the area in 1906. Rather than haul his ore over the steep…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
292
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Gold Hill

I stumbled upon some photos of the Yellow Jacket Mine, New York Mine, Caledonia Mine, and the Kentucky Mine. All seemed…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
292
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Ophir Mine

Not much history on the Ophir Mine is out there. It does appear on USGS Topo but that’s about it.…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
308
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Lost Burro Mine

In 1907 in the peaks east of Death Valley’s famous “Race track” not far from Tea Kettle Junction Bert Shively…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
263
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Old Dutch Cleanser Mine

The Old Dutch Cleanser Company obtained its pumice from this mine from 1923 to 1947. I know this is a gold…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
232
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Hite Cove

Hite Cove (aka Hites Cove) is small mining camp tucked along the Merced River. John Hite discovered gold here in…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
277
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Ibex Spring

Silver-lead mining began in 1882 at the Ibex Mine but was never very profitable and shut down by 1892. For…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
158
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