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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Big Horn Mine

Discovered in 1895 by Tom Vincent the Big Horn Mine was named after the sheep he was hunting. He sold the mine and it was worked for many years. The old stamp mill building still stands but I’m not sure…

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