We met up with some friends to poke around a surprisingly nice petroglyph site in an empty corner of the Nevada desert. The black basalt ridge where all the petroglyphs are located doesn’t look like anything special from a distance, but that changes when you get close and hike on up. There is a small geoglyph and possible shelter nearby as well.
Back in 2017, I had a fun time poking around this old cabin and mine out in Nevada’s Great Basin. The Culverwell was also called “History Repeats”. It shipped some gold and silver ore in 1933. The cabin appears to have been lived in as recently as the 1980s
Southern Nevada Mine
The Southern Nevada Mine was an early mine in the Searchlight District and started out with the Spokane Shaft in the 1900s. In the first few years, the miners encountered water at 200 ft depth and abandoned the Spokane Shaft. They started working on the Blossom Shaft a half mile
The Oakland Group of mines never produced much. The mines were worked for gold from 1922 to 1934. A vertical shaft is reported to have gone down to at least 75 ft with drifts and a separate incline shaft that dropped to 85 ft. Water was encountered at these depths