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.

the roof has collapsed, exposing the shelves
Part of the Work Area

a few parts are still here
Work Bench and Shelves

very small in here
Brian Explores a Metal Shack

notice the falling snow
Vehicle Opening

at least it's got a good roof
Another Building at the Cardinal Mine

no danger here
Brian and Cat Contemplating Danger

buildings dot the area
More Buildings

2008 trip
Brian, Steve & Gary (2008 trip)

buildings dot the area
More Buildings (2008 trip)

2012 trip
Picture Taken during the 2012 Trip
Steve, Gary, Cat, Jim, Tim & Andrew

buildings dot the area
More Buildings (2012 trip)

Flight Picture

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