Tag: Mine Shaft

Hamby Mine

According to Mindat.org the Hambey operated from 1900 to 1916 and sooner. Workings include underground openings comprised of a vertical 300 foot shaft with levels at 200 feet (the vein is 220 feet from the shaft at this depth), and at…

Omega Mine

  The Omega Mine is located just west of Forest City along Oregon Creek. Of all the mines in the area we have visited the Omega has the least amount of history out on the web. Basically all I could…

Kate Hardy Mine

  The Kate Hardy Mine is located west of Forest City and Alleghany. Mining began in 8160 and purchased by Will Beggs in 1909 and managed by the Beggs family for many decades. The mine is now owned by the Brush…

Discovery-Dondero Mine

The Discovery Dondero Mine was submitted by Sean Berry-Kelly who also took the photos. Sean writes; “This is a now an abandoned mine, down a 2 mile access road off of Yankee hill road, in Columbia, CA. The mine is…

Almaden Quicksilver County Park

In the foothills above the affluent San Jose suburb of Almaden Valley lies dozens of mercury mines and the ruins from nearly 140 years of mining operations. The area features several furnaces, dozens of shafts, bunk houses, offices, equipment, railroad…

Bonnie Claire

Bonnie Claire began it’s life as a mining camp named Thorpe’s Well in the 1880’s. It became a town in 1904. Later the Bonnie Clare and Bullfrog Mining Company purchased the mill and also built another. The town of Bonnie Claire was…

Newton Mine

The Newton is the only copper mine so far that we have visited and added to this site. It sits only yards off highway 88 so it was an easy drive bye on our way to Jackson. We didn’t hop…

North Fork Mine

The North Fork Mine was worked from 1875 to the 1930’s with a 13 degree shaft 1000′ long and a crosscut 1000′ long and 3 levels of inclines producing up to $6000 a week, over 50,000 oz of gold. All…

Dawn Mine

The Dawn Mine Trail was a popular  moderate 2.2 mile hike past Millard Falls up to Dawn Mine but the trail was closed and fenced by forest service due to a 2009 fire. In 2011 hikers began reaching the mine through a more…

El Cariso

Located along the 1 mile El Cariso Nature trail is an abandoned mine with an unsealed entrance. A favorite spot among hikers and an easy hike. Access to the El Cariso Trail head is behind the USFS visitors center on…

Plumas Eureka State Park

The Plumas-Eureka State Park consist of the Plumas-Eureka (Mohawk) Stamp Mill, the museum built in the old miners barracks, the Eureka Tunnell, nearby Jamisin City and mine, and the town of Johnsville. Tours are offered but the state website does not mention…

Jamison Mine (Jamison City)

A popular hiking destination located within Plumas-Eureka State Park. The Jamison was a top producer that once yielded a 52lb nugget. The mine site is also known as Jamison City. Within the valley are the Eureka Tunnel, the Mohawk Mill…

El Dorado Mine

The El Doarado Mine is located at the northern edge of the Whiskytown National Recreation Area. The nps.gov site makes no mention of the mine so it is tough to find history. The mine is a popular hiking destination and…

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…

Southern Nevada Mine

Located only 1 mile north of Searchlight NV and only a few yards off Highway 95 the Southern Nevada Mine is in remarkable condition. The mill house still stands less the 10 stamp mill, a head frame leading down hundreds…

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…

Blue Light Mine

The Blue Light Mine has a fascinating yet grim history. Brothers Nicholas and Glen Anderson entered the mine in 2002 and never made it out. Notorius for low oxygen and nautious gasses, the mine was entered by seven divers who…

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…

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