SIMON MINE 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.


Normally, we would include any mine associated with a town under the town's listing.  However, since this mine is located a few miles away from Simon and appears to have no connection to Simon, we have chosen to list it separately.

2012 trip
Several Buildings and lots of Equipment

this is complete, and with fuel and batteries, may run
As We Approached The Area, We Started To See Modern Equipment

this would probably run, too
The Entire Area Was Full of Modern Equipment

all the batteries are missing
Typical Of The Abandoned Equipment

all this equipment is worth money
This is an Air Compressor

located about a half mile outside the main mine area
Finally, Some Older Equipment

these were well equipped
Trailers Served As Offices

2012 trip
The Workshop and a Fuel Truck

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