CA, Mojave Desert

Lady Lou Mine

Occasionally, a friend will email me and ask if I have been to some old remote and obscure mine that has been long forgotten by normal, non-desert obsessed (read: sane) folks. Usually, I haven’t. But occasionally I actually have. Then, I sort through my photos and books and attempt to scrape together a report or two. This is one of those times.

Back in late 2005, Alysia, Micah, Mike, Dan and I were out wandering around the Mojave Desert. We decided to take a short detour and visit this small mine before heading to one of our favorite campsites for the night.

Not much remains at the mine site. A man named C. T. Seburn discovered a four-foot high-grade copper and gold vein here in 1909. After some brief work, the mine fell idle until 1946 when it was worked again.

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