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.


we camped here
This Building was either Crew Quarters or the Boss Man's House

this building is repairable
Vandals have kicked holes in the Walls and broken Windows

Gary took this picture of a Bat in flight
Several Bats are living in the Attic

the bats didn't bother us
We set up camp for the night on the front Porch

Cat, Steve & Gary set up here.  Laura set up under a tree by the front of the Cheap Jeep
We set up our sleeping bags on this porch

Cat M1, Steve M14, Laura ax, Gary 22
All of us together at the Little Boss Mine

too big to take home
Cat's Engine in front of our camping area

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