The War Eagle is an extremely popular destination for underground adventurist, very little remains at the surface. Massive tailings are indicative of the extensive tunneling.
The mine runs about a 1/2 mile long north and south with a 1/2 mile cross shaft in the middle. There are multiple levels that some spend many hours exploring.
It operated from 1912 to 1957 primarily as a copper, lead and silver mine though some gold was extracted. Last operated by the Anaconda Mining Co. with ore processed at the nearby Anaconda Mill.
The War Eagle is one of three mines commonly visited together at the Nopah Range and Noonday Camp. Check out the Gallery below. This mine sees a lot of traffic, have you been? Comment below.
One review on “War Eagle Mine”
We stopped here for lunch and walked nearly a mile of various tunnels and came across other explorers that descended into other levels. It would take days to walk all the tunnels on all levels.
It was very impressive to see how the endless stopes had been cut and timbered. It felt like if the timbers fell the entire mountain would drop.
I give this one 5 stars because if you want to drive up and walk in to get your fill of limitless underground this is the place.