The mines at Delamar are extensive. Most of the claims were once separate mines, but Captain De Lamar bought all of them and connected them.
I’ve been here a few times over the years and it’s still a great mine. There are huge stope rooms, square set timbering, winzes, raises, chutes, ladders, drifts, and crosscuts… all set across sixteen levels and over (according to one report) twenty miles of workings.
A later mining operation came in and open pit mined the upper three levels of the mine. Most of the workings are now collapsed and inaccessible, but I’ve never fully explored the mine. I know there is more to see. Plan on a couple of eight-hour days - underground - if you want to see everything - it is a lot of walking. Be prepared though, this one doesn’t give up its secrets easily.
My photos are from 2002 and 2007.