We recently visited an interesting medium-sized mine out in middle-of-nowhere Nevada. The mine is developed by multiple shafts and drops to the 500 ft level. The workings below the 300 ft level were wet, rotten and caving, so we didn’t spend much time down there. Otherwise, it was a pretty straightforward and fun place. It is great to see ore cars still in place where the miner’s left them.
The mine was first worked for gold and silver by Chas Noble in 1915 and later developed into a multi-level mine and worked for tungsten to at least 1956. The few thousand feet of workings are developed along an impressive scheelite vein (the dyke) that stretches across the mountainside for
Back in 2014, we returned to Nevada to do some mine exploring. We found a couple of new sites and made some discoveries at some old favorites. This was a new discovery near the Endowment Mine. I haven’t come across any of the history on this place but it
In 2006, we took a side trip to check out the remains of a hidden 10 stamp and cyanide mill. The mine and mill were worked around 1915. There isn’t that much left of the mill even though it is in a remote location.