Steve, Gary, Cat, Jim & Laura (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.


Welcome to the Little Boss Mine

this is a great area...we camped here
Several Buildings appear at the tree line

this area is very secluded
This shows a 4th Building at the tree line

water tank or air tank??
A storage Tank and another Building

soon to be a pile of firewood
This Building is falling down

so many things to see here
Another Building

Cat thinks this is just the neatest thing we have ever found
This is a Joplin Special Clutch Hoist

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