NV, Great Basin and Eastern Nevada

"Old English" Mine

This was a huge mine camp with a long history of operation that we were able to get a private tour of in 2003. At the time, the camp was guarded full-time by caretakers. They showed us around and gave a great tour, even allowing us to go underground and look around, something many mine operators are afraid of.

A few years ago, the longtime caretakers were let go and the mine abandoned. It didn’t take long for the scrapers and looters to move in. When I heard about it, I had to see the damage for myself. It is sad to see history lost. This place is one of a kind. Now I hear that there is a caretaker again checking on the place. Please stay out.

I have taken many photos of the mining camp over the years. A tramway heads over the mountain.

The rest of this post is for subscribers only

Subscribe now
Author image

About Guy Starbuck

Exploring the American West.
  • Nevada
You've successfully subscribed to Starbuck's Exploring
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to Starbuck's Exploring
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Unable to sign you in. Please try again.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Error! Stripe checkout failed.
Success! Your billing info is updated.
Error! Billing info update failed.