Tarantula Mine - Mill foundation and tailings

The Tarantula Mine can only be seen when Lake Don Pedro is at extremely low levels as it was when we visited in November 2014. Part of the Eagle-Shawmut operation, very little history is available on the web. A 1915 mining report stated that the mine operated a 100 HP hoist, 10 drill compressor driven by a 100 HP motor and a 20 stamp mill operated by a 75 HP motor. A sizable operation.

All that was visible from across the lake was the mill foundation and several tailings piles. Comment below if you know more!