We met up with Micah, Mike, and Dan in 2006 to do some cabin and mine exploring around Gold Springs on the western edge of Utah. We traveled miles of open roads through the pinyon and juniper woodland, with the occasional ruin. We were there in July and that is thunderstorm season out there. It rained on us a little, but it was a great trip!
This gold mine lives up to its name. The inclined wooden tramway is the most interesting thing here and makes this old mine worth visiting. Don't be confused though, it is not an aerial tramway, but a railed inclined tram used to lower ore down from the mine to the
Tungstar Mine Tram
This very adventurous hike follows an old mining trail which led to the Tungstar Mine, a 1940s tungsten mine high on the western slope of Mt. Tom, the prominent 13,658-foot peak just west of Bishop. The trail was used in the early days of the mine to build a
Sagamore Mine Camp
The Sagamore mine, also known as the New York mine, was a silver, lead, copper, zinc, and gold mine. It was first discovered in the 1870s by Mormons who found rich silver veins in the foothills of the New York Mountains. It is one of the oldest mines in the