Columbia Mine

These are various photos from our trips over the years to the Columbia mine out in the Mojave Desert. Part of the War Eagle complex of mines, it is well-traveled.

Much of the remaining mining equipment has been stolen since my photos were taken. A May 25th, 2012, article in The Pahrump Valley Times entitled “Stealing History” reported on it.

My photos below are old. The mine is posted private property now.

See also

War Eagle Mine
We’ve visited this mine many times since first exploring it back in 2001. It is well-known and well-traveled, but so extensive that it is still fun to explore. The mine has miles of drifts and stopes across at least nine levels. It has a few hard-to-reach passageways and there