Tag: 4×4 & Jeep Trails

Some of the best and most preserved Gold Mines in California are in the most remote locations. These mines always had roads and now some of the roads are 100 plus years old. Perfect for exploring with an SUV, Jeep, 4×4 or other off road vehicle. The pins on this map indicate a few of these gold mining locations accessible by 4×4.

Ted Nestor Cabin

  Nestled among four gold mines, the Talisman Placer Mine, the Mount Moriah Mine, the Pilgrim Mine and the Yellow Jacket Mine lies the Ted Nestor cabin. I don’t know the history or how it relates to the mines but it was…

Laguna Mine (Red Top Mine)

There are hundreds of mines and several headframes in the gold rich hills east of Goldfield NV. Prominent are the Florence Mine, the Little Florence Mine, The Laguna Mine, The Grizzly Mine and the Merger Mine. Only the Florence is…

Merger Mine

There are hundreds of mines and several headframes in the gold rich hills east of Goldfield NV. Prominent are the Florence Mine, the Little Florence Mine, The Laguna Mine, The Grizzly Mine and the Merger Mine. Only the Florence is…

Florence Mine

There are hundreds of mines and several headframes in the gold rich hills east of Goldfield NV. Prominent are the Florence Mine, the Little Florence Mine, The Laguna Mine, The Grizzly Mine and the Merger Mine. Only the Florence is…

Lucy Gray Mine

The Lucy Gray is a popular 4X4 destination. Several structures are still standing in the camp and many adits have been sealed with bat gates but doubtful all as USGS Topo shows dozens of shafts and tunnels in the area. The mine…

Noonday Mine

The Noonday is one of three mines frequented in the Shoshone Mines group. Along with the War Eagle and the Columbia these mines are popular among underground enthusiast. The Shoshone Mines Group consist of 11 mines in all around Noonday…

Columbia #2 Mine

The Columbia is one of three mines frequented in the Shoshone Mines group. Along with the War Eagle and the Noonday these mines are popular among underground enthusiast. The Shoshone Mines Group consist of 11 mines in all around Noonday…

Briggs Camp

Briggs Camp is a popular 4×4 destination with a well cared for cabin. The Cabin was built by Harry Briggs a miner and is now cared for by the Friends of Briggs Camp. The Honolulu Mine aka Thorndike Mine on…

Don Alvadore Mine

Not much info is out there on this mine other than production data from the late 1800’s, early 1900’s and a few pictures. The mine’s claim to fame is its working ore cart. It looks old and rusty but it…

Chloride City

Chloride City is best known for the ruins of several “dug out” style dwellings (east of the pin) accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles only. Also known for the lone grave of “James McKay” which no one knows anything about…

Rhyolite

So why on earth is there a Nevada ghost town on a California Gold Rush site? Because Rhyolite was the queen of Death Valley’s gold boom. The town was the gateway to many California gold mining operations like Chloride City,…

Keane Wonder Mine & Mill

The Keane Wonder Mine (Death Valley) was discovered by Jack Keane in the early 1900’s along the Chloride Cliffs below Chloride City. In 1906 investors made the mine a major gold mine and one of the most productive in Death…

Cerro Gordo Mines

Why another silver mine on this Gold site? Well, honestly I could not help myself. I stumbled upon Cerro Gordo on a California travel website that had mistakenly classified it as a Gold mine/town. But a quick hop to Wikipedia…

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