Steve, Gary & Jim

WesternGhostTowns.com 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.


there is a lot to see here
Welcome to the White Caps Mine

buildings are everywhere
Another overall view of the mine

used for melting ore
This is a Wedge Furnace

there's a lot here
I count 5 Buildings in this picture

we could camp in here
This Building is empty

this mine is semi-secluded
The Building on the left is falling down while the one in the back is strong

there is a lot to see here
This Building has several years of life left in it

buildings are everywhere
These Buildings will soon be a pile of Wood

this swings back and forth
This is a saw for cutting Logs.
The Blade, Motor & Belts are missing

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