War Eagle Mine

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 it was most productive from 1906 to 1928 and again 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.

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Noonday Mine
We have visited this mine many times over the years. It is one of the earlier mines in the War Eagle Mine group. It was successful enough that the owners built a tramway down the hillside and developed their own railroad to connect to the mainline Tidewater and Tonopah railroad.
Columbia Mine
These are various photos from our trips over the years to the Columbia mine out in the Mojave Desert. Part of the War Eagle complex of mines, it is well-traveled. Much of the remaining mining equipment has been stolen since my photos were taken. A May 25th, 2012, article in