San Antonio and Cimarron Mines

Discoveries were first made here in 1863 by Mexican prospectors, possibly outfitted by Emanuel San Pedro. This camp never struck it rich, even though it had a few revivals over the years.

The workings here look pretty poor, and I didn’t go underground. One interesting find was the arrastra, of which I haven’t found many in Nevada. It is likely to have been built by the Mexicans in the early days.

The mills and cabins are getting torn up by vandals. My photos were taken in 2010.