Wooden Ore Car Mine

In 2007, I read a book on Nevada mining history with a photo of a wooden ore car sitting out front of a mine. “Wow!” I thought to myself. “That would be an incredible sight to see.” Of course, I immediately set out to find it. I scoured my notes, looked over maps, and asked my friends. No luck.

As most things go, I went on exploring other sites, but this one remained on my mind for some time. In 2014, I began to make an active effort to find it. I narrowed it down to a few suspected areas and began exploring every mine and prospect I could find. I covered a lot of ground in the following months and saw a lot of mines. Sometimes, persistence pays off.

Steel and wooden ore cars

I'm not giving directions to this site. If you find this site, as I know some have, please leave everything there for the next explorer to find. I left everything there on purpose. You should, as well. Finding a prospector’s site just as they left it is rare. Please take only photos and leave only footprints. Leave no trace.