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Exploring An Old West Ghost Town - Ward Mine, Nevada - 1870's Cemetery
 
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The discovery of silver in the early 1870s led to the founding of the Ward township and silver mines. Today this is a great area to explore. Thousands and thousands of core samples are still found here along with bags of ore. Due to dangerous vapors the mines are sealed and welded closed.
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Sylvania Mining District: Exploring Part of Nevada's Mining History
 
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A lot of mining activity took place far back in Sylvania Canyon. This old mill and its many associated mines were one such area of activity. The old mill still has most of its equipment in place as well as a lot of debris and artifacts. The nearby headframes, hoist-houses, and mine tunnels are also interesting to hike to and explore. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration #Sylvania
Tunnel #4 Part 1 "Ward Mining District"
 
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This mine and mill were part of the Ward Mining Historical district in Virginia City. Nearby are sites like the Historic Ward School and Tunnel #4. Tunnel 4 traverses below old fort homestead and is the outlet for the Virginia & Truckee railroad. The mill itself sits near the train tracks and would be a stop for our team in exploring the area during the day time.
Views: 538 AngelOfThyNight
Exploring the Abandoned Volcano Mine Near Pioche, NV
 
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On the way to Pioche, NV we saw this abandoned mine from the highway. Turned out to be the Volcano Mine. The site featured an old engine room and hoisting house as well as a headframe over a vertical shaft. Numerous adits are on-site, and we explored one that had a collapsed entrance. The mine tunnel we explored turned out to be very extensive.
Ghost Towns & Mines: Belleville Mine, NV 2018
 
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The video features my visit to the Belleville Mine and Mill in Nevada. This is the first in a series of videos from my 2018 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. I'll soon be posting more videos from my trip. Music: "Beauty In A Song" by Justin R. Busch Licensed by AudioJungle https://audiojungle.net/item/beauty-in-a-song-country-instrumental/20552361
Views: 434 raydunakin
Sapphire Tunnel Abandoned Mine
 
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New mine video channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxhNU-gNyPq2lXA7JhLB90Q The Sapphire mine tunnel is 2 miles long and is the main level of this multilevel mine complex. The mine features several natural caves and is wet. The main entrance to the tunnel was closed years ago. We first attempted access from the lower levels up the shaft but the ladders became too rotten, right before we were to head home, and the sun was setting we discovered a back entrance to the sapphire level. I made a quick solo go of it and explored most of the main level in about 45 minutes. It took a week to get this video together
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Department of Land Transfer Information Try Before You Buy Ore Collection for Middlegate Mine
 
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This video is not meant to entertain, but instead was created to document our gold ore collection process and security procedure while in the field at this mining claim. This is another one of our "Try-Before-You-Mines" - the Middlegate Mine in the Chalk Mountain Range of Churchill County Nevada (East of Fallon). Basically, this is an opportunity to sample the ore in the comfort of your backyard in order to make an educated decision on whether you want to purchase this potential commercial mine or not.
Views: 18349 Steven Cyros
Historical NEVADA Goldrush Mines (1849 to early 1900's)
 
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I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)
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Exploring a Hidden Abandoned Mine in Remote Nevada
 
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While hiking up a mountain to another well-known mine site, I found this abandoned mine not far from the trail. It features a downward sloping tunnel that goes far into the mountain. There were a few drift tunnels off of the main tunnel. A collapse blocked the main tunnel deep in the mine, but the collapse was passable. I chose to turn around at that point and head back out. Once outside, I found another mine entrance not far from this one. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration
Exploring the Blue Dick Mine, the Boston Tonopah Mine, and Some Sites near Lida, Nevada
 
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This is an exploration of the areas around the Blue Dick Mine, the Boston Tonopah Mine, and some unnamed mine sites near Lida, Nevada.
The Only Good Mine is an Old Mine
 
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In the 1860's, Virginia City was the center of the Nevada gold rush. Today there is another gold boom and mining companies are interested in the area again, much to the dismay of many locals. WSJ's Jim Carlton reports. Originally published June 3, 2011. Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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Equipment and Gear Used for Exploring Abandoned Mines & Camping
 
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Lots of people have inquired as to what kind of gear one should take on an abandoned mine exploration camping trip. This video covers the gear and equipment I usually take with me. This includes a helmet, gloves, handgun, flashlight, SPOT emergency beacon, cellphone with GPS, hydration system, sleeping bag, air mattress, cot, shovel, camping chair, lantern, heavy-duty cooler, solar shower, and bug spray.
The Potosi Mine: Going Deep Inside Nevada's Oldest Lode Mine
 
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We hiked up to the Potosi Mine to check out Nevada's oldest lode mine. The Potosi Mine was discovered in the mid-1800s and was owned by various companies until about 1930. The mine was mainly a silver mine, but other minerals were also mined there including zinc. We explored nearly all of this extensive, six-level abandoned mine.
Ghost Towns & Mines: Ruby Hill, NV 2017
 
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I visited this historic ghost town and mining camp on the third day of my 2017 Nevada/Mojave ghost town trip. Most of the video features the large Fad Shaft mining complex. This mine was built to tap deep ore, but encountered insurmountable flooding problems and never went into production. This site was only accessible by drone. Go to this page on my website to see extensive photos of Ruby Hill, NV including structures not shown on this video: http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Ruby_Hill_NV.html Be sure to check out the rest of my videos from this trip! I've been photographically documenting ghost towns, mines, mining camps and other historic places since 1987. Ghost towns, mines and more: www.raydunakin.com Music: “Americana” by Kevin MacLeod Americana by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400037 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 1215 raydunakin
Deep Underground in the Dangerous Palmetto Mine
 
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We found ourselves underground again in a sketchy, collapsing California talc mine called the Palmetto Mine. It has a 75-foot vertical winze deep inside the mine which Paul descended. The mine also features a well-preserved and rather unusual looking ore bin and chute outside the mine. Because the Palmetto Mine was a talc mine, we also saw our fair share of collapses and near-collapses while in the tunnels. Definitely a very dangerous mine -- like all talc mines are. #ExploringAbandonedMines #AbandonedMines #MineExploring #UndergroundExploration
Ghost Towns & Mines: Ely Valley Mine, NV 2017
 
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This is a large mine and mining camp in eastern Nevada, from the fourth day of my 2017 Nevada/Mojave ghost town trip. The mine has its original shaft and wooden headframe from 1926, and a second shaft with a steel headframe. The site is accessible only by drone. Go here to see more photos of the Ely Valley Mine, NV: http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Ely_Valley_Mine_NV.html Be sure to check out the rest of my videos from this trip! I've been photographically documenting ghost towns, mines, mining camps and other historic places since 1987. Ghost towns, mines and more: www.raydunakin.com Music: Classical Guitar Music Artist: Edson Lopes Song: Caazap· (Aire Popular Paraguayo) Composer: AgustÌn PÌo Barrios License: The song is permitted for commercial use under license "Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) " http://www.orangefreesounds.com
Views: 594 raydunakin
We found an Abandoned Mine Shaft and Mine in Nevada Filmed 4k
 
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Joe found some places that could be old mines. After driving this way and that way and this way and back around to this way we spoted it as soon as we decided to turn around. This was an amazing find and I hope the pictures and video does it justice. We were able to move the wood thats probably hasn't been moved in years to get a look inside the hatch. It went forever down! I did throw a small piece of wood down but I last it after a long while of hearing it hit the edges. It really makes me wonder how they made these holes without modern day machinery. Pretty dang crazy! And pretty dang dangerous!!! I'm sure someone had to lost their life in this mine. If you like these kind of videos let me know. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "EPIC BUSHMAN PRANK AT NIGHT at Tampa Bay Lightning" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7KA_ZzN0GU -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Kapacke Mining Inc Mining Gold from Claims
 
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Kapacke Mining Inc. operates thirteen gold mining claims on 1,200 acres in the Osceola Mining District located in White Pine County, Nevada, 36 Miles southeast of Ely.
Views: 484 KapackeMiningInc
Nevada Abandoned Mine Exploration: Two Unnamed Mines
 
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These two unnamed mines were only about a mile apart from each other in Nevada. Both were very similar in how they both were tunnels dug underneath quarries. In fact, outside on the quarry floors there were signs warning of large, underground caverns. The mines weren't that extensive, but they were interesting to explore. The second mine in the video has a very classic mine adit.
Unusual Places in Nevada: Locating the Sacred Medicine Rock Near Lida, NV
 
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Talk about an unusual object and location! The fabled Medicine Rock is something I read about several years ago but never really pinned down its location. Through some light research, I was finally able to ascertain the rock's location south of Lida, NV. The rock is a gigantic, volcanic boulder, and it was believed to have mysterious, sacred healing properties for the Native Americans who lived in the area for thousands of years long before the white settlers arrived. Once the Europeans arrived and mining took off in the area, the rock became a popular meeting spot. It seemed everybody knew where the Medicine Rock was, and it was easy to spot in the relatively barren, undulating desert landscape. This video also has some exciting announcements concerning my YouTube channel as well as some sneak-peeks at some of my upcoming videos of abandoned mines.
Historic Red Ant Mine in the Sand Springs Mining District of Nevada
 
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Gold mining claim staked by the Department of Land Transfer Information 2016
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The Nevada Searchlight Mine: Surface Exploration
 
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Spent a recent afternoon conducting a surface exploration of the massive Nevada Searchlight Mine and its mining camp. This mining camp features several vertical shafts and tunnels that access extensive underground workings. The camp also has many old buildings including miners' residences, workshops, and an extensive mill complex. The camp even features a large in-ground swimming pool and playground! When operational, the Nevada Searchlight Mine must've been quite a place. Filmed in summer 2011. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
Tungsten Peak Mine: Death Inside the Mine
 
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The Tungsten Peak Mine was the site of a fatal accident in November 2009. A 30-year old woman named Linda Rose had taken her young nephew to the site. She apparently got too close to a shaft and ended up falling in when the ground gave way beneath her. She fell approximately 100 feet and died. Her body was removed several hours later. Topographic maps only indicated one shaft on the site, so I hiked in to check it out. The shaft is still open, and I'm pretty certain this was where Rose fell to her death. I noticed that the floor immediately inside the inclined shaft seemed to be a false floor. I believe that Rose entered this shaft not realizing how unstable the floor was. In the video, you will see the probable hole that she slipped through and plunged 100 feet to her death. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration #TungstenPeakMine
Exploring the Old Tem Piute Mine
 
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This historic gold mine is hidden up in a tight canyon in a remote area of Nevada not far from the famed Area 51 at Nellis Air Force Base. The mine was fairly extensive with several branching drift tunnels. It seemed as if there might've been an upper level as well although I didn't bother exploring that. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration
The Civil Wars - Poison & Wine
 
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Northern Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
 
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Exploring ghost towns and mining camps has been one of my hobbies for many decades, and here you will find a collection of photos taken mostly in White Pine County in northeastern Nevada. You'll find photos of Hamilton, Belmont Mill, Ward charcoal ovens, Shermantown, and many others. I love to hike and explore but I especially love to photograph old, rusty cars found rotting away in the desert. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
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Exploring An Old West Ghost Town - Cherry Creek Nevada
 
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Gold and silver were mined in and around Cherry Creek in the 1870s and 1880s. Travel back in time as we take a look at this historic mining district. The Pony Express riders traveled thru this area in 1860-1861.
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Exploring the Abandoned Yucca Grove Mine
 
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The Yucca Grove Mine was a talc and soapstone mine that operated in the early 1900s. I found newspaper references of the mine from the 1930s. This video exploration of the Yucca Grove Mine features the vertical shaft and two tunnels. Also examined were the large, wooden ore bin and some old, rusted cars. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration #YuccaGroveMine
Exploring the Abandoned Accident Mine: Arriving On-Site (Part 1)
 
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The Accident Mine is located in the Goodsprings Mining District. It is one of the more remote mines which is reached by a network of rough dirt roads. This video shows our arrival at the base of the mountain and our exploration of the small prospects located there.
Fourth Ward Historic School - Part 4 "The Dead End Mine"
 
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Everything you really ever wanted to know about mining along with some of Nevada's precious minerals can be found here. This room educates others on safety such as not entering mines however our group does so we found this room to be really fantastic. Many of the mining relics I have seen in ghost towns and adventuring around mines these are pieces of history. I think you can hear the excitement in my voice while filming this clip come see for yourselves the rust, mine map and mine model are killer!
Views: 65 AngelOfThyNight
Silver City Mine District - Part 2 "Pit To Hell"
 
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I called this the Pit to hell anything that is fenced in NV is generally a shaft. Some shafts in the region regions depths of 3k plus some. Near the shaft is remnants of a mill which may have processed the ore as it came out of the mine. With great views of the valley we would break here for a bite to eat.
Views: 234 AngelOfThyNight
Grantsville Nevada - Part 8 "The Union Mining District"
 
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The Union Mining District was this towns only mining district and most of it took place in this narrow canyon you see in the clip. Prior to it being a part of the Grantsville Mine a later boom brought in by the Alexander Company mined the Brooklyn, Silver Palace, Great Eastern and Alexander Mines. Much of what remains are water tanks, ore chutes and remnants of the mill nearby that processed the ore.
Views: 114 AngelOfThyNight
Abandoned Mines are Dangerous (full version, Part 1 of 3)
 
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This is the first part of a 30-minute video explaining the potential dangers and hazards of abandoned mines. The video was created and added by the New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land Program. http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/MMD/index.htm
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Queen Canyon Mine Exploration
 
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Spent a couple hours hiking around the Queen Canyon Mine site in Nevada. Found a few tunnels and some building foundations. The Queen Canyon Mine was located on both sides of the canyon's walls.
Climbing Up, Down, and Through the Roosevelt Mine
 
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I spent an afternoon climbing up, over, and down the backside of a mountain in the desert while exploring the abandoned Roosevelt Mine. This mine was dug in 1865 and is almost 150 years old! It appeared that the entire mountain had been dug out to resemble Swiss cheese. Many open stopes were on the side of the mountain with tunnels and shafts leading to other levels. I explored the main haulage tunnel (at least for the uppermost workings). Outside the tunnel is an wooden, inclined trestle that was used to transport the ore down to the lower ore bin and loading area. #ExploringAbandonedMines #AbandonedMines #MineExploring #UndergroundExploration
Exploring the Black Prince Mine
 
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The Black Prince Mine was a small mine site from the very early 1900s. If you pause this video at 2:12, you can see a large hawk (California Golden Hawk?) standing in the nest that's perched on the headframe. The mine consists of a 60-degree inclined shaft, but I'm not sure how deep it was dug. The headframe is still intact but the couple of buildings at the site are pretty much collapsed. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
Going Underground in the Abandoned Jubilee Mine
 
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This was my second exploration of this complicated mine in Nevada. This time around, I descended the inclined shaft in one of the lower levels. After some searching underground, I found the flooded section of the Jubilee Mine. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration #JubileeMine
Found!  Secret Gold Mine and Mining Camp Hidden in the Mountains
 
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We recently stumbled upon this secret, hidden, abandoned mine and mining camp high up in the mountains. We explored one mine tunnel as well as the surface structures. A shed onsite contained an old vintage Silvertone radio/record player from 1940, a winch, a newspaper from 1957, and other artifacts. Inside the mine, we found more artifacts used by the miners, and we demonstrate in the video how those artifacts were used by the miners long ago. #ExploringAbandonedMines #AbandonedMines #MineExploring #UndergroundExploration
Exploring the Aeroplane Mine
 
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The Aeroplane Mine is located near Bishop, CA. It is one of several mines in the area which all have unusual names. The Aeroplane Mine was a tungsten mine. The mine's claim expired in the late 1980s, and the U.S. Forest Service finally obtained funding in 2004 to clean up the mine site. Unfortunately, this included razing the existing buildings and installing gates at all the mine entrances. Other adits were filled with foam plugs.
The Yellow Jacket mine
 
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The Yellow Jacket Mine is located in Gold Hill Nevada, On what is today Highway 342 between Silver City and Virginia City. There were four main shafts of the Yellow Jacket in locations around Gold Hill. One of the main shafts remains behind the Gold Hill Hotel. The Yellow Jacket mine was in operation from 1859 until sometime in the mid twentieth century. The Yellow Jacket Mine is well known for possibly the worst mining disaster in Nevada history. In April of 1869 a fire was reported in the mine and spread at the 800 foot level. Close to forty miners lost their lives from smoke inhalation, poisonous gas and heat within the shafts of the Yellow Jacket, Crown Point and Kentuck mines. The first part is of the north shaft 2nd part is of the south shaft and the 3rd part is the ore shoot at the west shaft. The central shaft head frame can be seen just down the hill from the rail coach but because the wind was picking up and people around it I didn't fly over there.
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Exploring the Broken Hills Mine
 
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The Broken Hills Mine dates back to the 1920s. A small town flourished at the site for a few years, but nothing of the town remains today. A headframe sits over a 600-foot deep vertical shaft, and many smaller shafts and prospects are in the ground and low hills around it. The hoist-house for the main shaft is also standing. Perhaps the most unique thing is that an old, poor prospector named Matt Costello is buried near the site. He spent his life trying to find gold and become rich. Once he did strike it rich, he sold his mining claim for a nice sum of money only to die unexpectedly a day or two later before he was able to spend any of newfound wealth. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
Exploring Underground in the Abandoned Rachel Lincoln Mine
 
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The Rachel Lincoln Mine was a massive tungsten mine that operated from the 1800s until the 1980s or so. The older tunnels from the 19th century often overlap or intersect the more modern tunnels of the 20th century. The mine has several levels and literally miles of tunnels spread out over a large area. This video is an exploration of the lowest tunnel entrance. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration #RachelNevada
Exploring the Abandoned Columbia Mine - Jevne Adit
 
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The Columbia Mine is located in Baker County, Oregon. The Columbia was mined for gold and was one the largest producers in the area. The Columbia is located very close to a handful of other mines, namely the E & E mine, Golconda Mine, and the North Pole Mine. At one time there were dozens of adits covering the hills in the area but most of them are now collapsed. Stay tuned for a video of the E & E mine!
Views: 31137 Mines of the West
Eldorado Crown Mine Exploration
 
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The Eldorado Crown Mine is another mine consisting of open stopes and tunnels. Some of the tunnels have large gaps in the floor that lead down into extremely deep chasms or stopes. The only way past these treacherous gaps is to cross on a small, 12-inch crumbling ledge or on an old platform wedged over the gap. I chose to not cross one such gap. Just isn't worth the risk. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration #EldoradoCrownMine
Tillicum Mine upper levels explore!!!
 
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The property is located a t about 6,800' elevation on the north side of Tillicum Mountain 7 miles east of the Lower Arrow Lake community of Burton. Owners J.G. Reveler and L. Robson carried out exploration work in one or more short drift adits in the period 1917-21. Some 4 tons of sorted ore were stockpiled in 1921. High-grade gold was discovered in the "Money Pit" in September 1980 by Arnold and Elaine Gustafson, of Burton.
STAY OUT and STAY ALIVE, ABANDONED MINE SAFETY
 
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The mining legacy goes back to the early 1800's leaving us with more than 500,000 abandoned mine openings nationwide. These old mines and water-filled pits and quarries pose a multitude of hazards. The Utah Bureau of Land Management, Utah Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program and Colorado Inactive Mine Reclamation Program have cooperatively produced this video as an educational tool to show the dangers associated with abandoned mines.
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Warning:! Mine Danger.AVI
 
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The Gold Hill & Virginia City region of Nevada is chock full of colorful history and one of my favorite places to visit, but the local mountains are also studded with the head frames and hoisting works of abandoned mines from the 1800s Comstock Bonanza. The mines may seem like an interesting feature to explore, but every year people die while messing around these dangerous relics from a bygone era.
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Tunnel Camp Ghost Town Nevada
 
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Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/posts/20207465 Trip Report Blog: https://allterrainfam.com/ Stickers and SWAG: https://allterrainfam.com/shop/ Instagram Profile: https://www.instagram.com/allterrainf… Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AllTerrainFa… #allterrainfamily #ghosttowns #nevada This place where you can camp and walk unperturbed, by living souls at least, is called Tunnel Camp. The mining district and mountain rage are called Seven Troughs and if you take Interstate 80, itself a piece of American history roughly following the California Trail and the Lincoln Highway, out near the town of Lovelock, NV then head northwest on NV399 you’ll find a dirt road that will take you right to it. Though a latecomer to the once well populated district of Seven Troughs, Tunnel Camp is the only one still standing. To the East is Vernon, a population center once so vibrant it had a post office, but now is marked only by flat spots in the rocky ground, a few crumbling rock foundations and a label on the map. To the north is Mazuma, also labeled on the map at the mouth of Seven Troughs Canyon, which was washed away in a flood in 1912. The 9 victims of which have rested in the cemetery below the townsite of Tunnel Camp these 107 years. In 1927 the site was planned for mills, both stamp, ball and cyanide to process ore from the unified mining operations in the adjacent canyons. The plan was to build a tunnel through the mountain to drain the Seven Troughs, Coalition, Fairview, and Mazuma hills mines which had encountered high water flows in their excavation and were in various states of inundation. It also was hoped to be a conduit to transport the ore out to the planned milling operations at Tunnel Camp. In the Townsite of Tunnel Camp 6 buildings yet remain along with two hoppers, two dugouts, and countless foundations, platforms and random unidentifiable structures. I’m not sure how many souls resided there in the past, but at least the 9 killed in the Mazuma Flood, are still there. According to some they continue to haunt the derelict structures of what’s left of the town. Above town there is the foundation of the power plant which housed several diesel generators. There are several super creepy dugouts one with clothing hanging from the rafters like a changing room for spirits. The other has 4 bunks on one wall that have junky old mattresses stuffed in them. Camping and Overlanding in the Seven Troughs For the overlander the Seven Troughs Range is a gold mine. Roads criss-cross the canyons and there are many structures, artifacts and canyons to explore. We spend a day of our trip making the loop to Seven Troughs Canyon, up and over the pass by Signal Peak and then down to the site of Vernon. It’s a fairly easy loop for a moderately equipped 4x4. It would be a good loop on a mountain bike or a ATV as well. Seven Troughs Ghosts Though it should go without saying, Tunnel Camp Ghost Town is haunted. The 9 people, several of which were children, who died in the flood of 1912 could, for all we know, still be restlessly inhabiting the town and graveyard where they were laid to rest. For all I know the ghost stories are true. If you’re interested you can find a bunch of hokey videos on YouTube discussing the matter. For my part, I believe in ghosts. They could be spirits who haven’t found respite in the afterlife. They could be ghosts we take with us everywhere we go who only come out in places like this. They could just be donkeys braying in the wind high up the mountain. I have to admit, I’m not quite sure. Perhaps I’ll know someday. The information in this video was found online in various places including. * Nevada Expeditions: http://www.nvexpeditions.com/pershing/tunnel.php * From 1912: Mazuma devastated by cloud burst and 20-foot water wall: https://www.rgj.com/story/travel/destinations/explore-nevada/2014/02/26/from-1912-mazuma-devastated-by-cloud-burst-and-20-foot-water-wall/5840123/ * Mazuma, BlackRockDesert.org: http://blackrockdesert.org/wiki/index.php?title=Mazuma * Forgotten Nevada: http://www.forgottennevada.org/sites/tunnel.html * GhostTowns.com: http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/seventroughs.html * Silver State Ghost Towns: http://silverstateghosttowns.com/tunnell.html * The People of Seven Troughs & Mazuma: http://www.exploreforums.com/topic/790-the-people-of-seven-troughs-mazuma/ * Real Life Is Horror: What Happened To Nan Dixon: http://reallifeishorror.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-happened-to-nan-dixon-neva-1979.html * Charley Project: Nan Cecile Dixon http://charleyproject.org/case/nan-cecile-dixon Photos by Steve Hamel Some of the photos used here and in our social media and blog posts about Seven Troughs are by Steve Hamel. We had a blast with Steven and his little girl on this trip as they trundled down the road in their custom painted Jeep Cherokee. You can see more of his work at http://www.hamelstudio.com . And yes, Steve did in fact step on a rusty nail.
Views: 944 All-Terrain Family
Abandoned mine madness: Nevada edition 2015
 
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A bunch of randomness from the whirlwind tour. Madness... this is mass madness you maniacs
Views: 838 Paul Niblock
The Abandoned Bill Nye Mine Exploration
 
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A mining claim posted plainly in view at the site says that the claim expired in 2008. Other reports from other observers who live in the area have said that nobody has been seen working there for at least a year or two. I decided to briefly explore the site. I was interested to see the conveyor belt system that protrudes from the mine shaft. I wasn't sure if the shaft itself would be accessible or not. The equipment is in serious disrepair and is literally rusting away. The site appears to be abandoned. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundExploration #BillNyeMine #Goodsprings