We’ve visited this mine many times since first exploring it back in 2001. It is well-known and well-traveled but so extensive that it is still fun to explore. The mine has miles of drifts and stopes across at least nine levels. It has a few hard-to-reach passageways, and there are connections I still haven’t seen. You can easily spend all day underground, and we have quite a few times.

The mine was worked and re-worked many times over its long history but was most productive from 1906 to 1928 and from 1940 to 1957. Worked for lead, zinc, and silver; it was an important producer of lead during WWII.

These photos are from 2001 to 2004.

The mine is posted private property now. Please enjoy my photos.

See also: The Noonday and Columbia Mines.