Steve, Gary, Cat, Jim, Tim, Andrew & Brian (several trips) does not encourage anyone to enter abandoned mines.   Our purpose here is to present a historical perspective and an entertaining viewpoint to the many old mines of the West.  Although we have been exploring old mines for more than 35 years, we are by no means experts in this field.   Some of the many dangers include deep, open vertical shafts, rotten or missing ladders, rotten or missing support timbers, loose rock, coller cave-ins, water, carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide, and explosives.   Even if someone were to survive a mine accident, the remote location of most mines causes lengthy delays in any rescue attempts.   All mines shown on this site were thoroughly examined, with all suitable precautions taken when documenting these sites.   We do not take responsibility for any injuries or death which may occur by visiting these mines nor will we provide any directions.


These pictures were taken in November during part 2 of the 2007 trip.  It was snowing when we visited the Cardinal Mine.

this is in good condition
The First Cabin We Saw

not in very good condition
Another Cabin

living quarters??
This Appears to be a Bunkhouse

not in very good condition
Another Cabin

this appeared to be a work area
Maintenance Area

not bad
Another Cabin

use unknown
Another Mine Building

we used Brian's vehicle on this trip
Buildings Everywhere

More Cardinal Mine

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