We visited a small petroglyph and pictograph site out in the middle of a lonely Nevada valley. The petroglyphs are primarily around a rain-filled tinaja in a basalt lava flow. The tinaja is the only source of water for some distance. This would have been an important stop while travelling and I think I spotted a faint trail heading off towards the mountains.
The Southern Nevada Mine was an early mine in the Searchlight District and started out with the Spokane Shaft in the 1900s. In the first few years the miner’s encountered water at 200 ft depth and abandoned the Spokane Shaft. They started working on the Blossom Shaft a half
The Oakland Group of mines never produced much. The mines were worked for gold from 1922 to 1934. A vertical shaft is reported to have gone down to at least 75 ft with drifts and a separate incline shaft that dropped to 85 ft. Water was encountered at these depths
Late in 2021, I met up with one of my hiking buddies and we went out to find a pictograph site in the Mormon Mountains Wilderness of Southern Nevada. Hidden in a limestone canyon are two alcoves with pictographs (and a faint petroglyph or two) on their walls. Some of