A few years ago, we visited an immense underground mine; spending hours underground exploring its twisting passageways late into the night.

The haulage adit is a steep 800 ft decline to the main body of workings. That is a long drop just to get to the start of the mine!

Once there, we discovered a central hub where large passageways radiate out in all directions. Close by, we found a workshop and miner’s breakroom.

Miner's workshop

We walked all over this modern mine with its massive drifts and crosscuts worked by heavy trucks. I doubt we saw 20% of the mine. It took about an hour to hike back up the long decline to get out.

Not much is left inside but it is a fascinating place to explore. I can’t wait to go back for another visit and discover more of its secrets.

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About Guy Starbuck

Guy has hiked the deserts and mountains of the southwestern U.S. for more than twenty-five years. In that time, he has found hidden and remote locations that don't see many visitors.
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