The Nivloc was first discovered in the early 1900s and worked on a small basis by Mr. Colvin (Nivloc spelled backward). In 1937, Desert Silver, Inc. built a 200-ton mill here and worked the mine until 1943. These were the peak years for the mine and during this time it was Nevada’s largest silver producer with 4.6 million ounces of silver and 18,000 oz of gold.
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
Hensen Well and the Pinyon Mine
This hike is an adventurous cross-country ramble exploring a few historic mining ruins of the seldomly-visited Pinyon Mesa country down the dirt Geology Tour Road in Joshua Tree. Not a lot of people venture out here which is a shame as it is a neat area. History The mines below