Death Valley

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 was 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.

The Noonday Mine and Columbia Mine are nearby.

These photos are from 2001 to 2004.

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