First of all, this mine and mill have quite a view. That alone is worth the trip up here. The Log Cabin mine was worked for gold, silver and lead. Ores were brought up the shaft (now caved and plugged) from four levels of workings. The deepest is only at 280′. Ore was worked in the large 100-ton mill. Work on the mine started around 1910s and continued until WWII closed the mines. After that, the mine operated intermittently until the 1980s. The property is currently owned by the Federal government.
The first set of photos are from a film camera and the quality is lacking. The rest of the photos are from my digital camera.
The headframe is slowly falling into the shaft. I doubt it will last too many more winters.
“Gold Mine in the Sky: A Personal History of the Log Cabin Mine”
and Roger Mitchell’s “High Sierra SUV Trails, Volume I – The East Side” are excellent books on this mine.
Mill and headframe. Circa 2002.
Log Cabin Mill.
Water tank. Circa 2002.
Remains of a large rotory vacuum drum filter.
Yea….. I’m not sure I believe this but it is very funny. “Tessy Mac Nee, While coming back from town in her bearskin coat she was ‘SHOT’ for a bear. To a great cook. R.I.P. 1890 to 1932. 42”
The hoist was run by an electric motor, seen on the right.
Westinghouse Eletrostatic controller
Inside the long inclined ore conveyor belt.
Nuts and bolts.
Chain ore crusher.
Front view of the chains.
Nice ore bin gate.
Double hoist outside.
Timber saw. Blade was still here in 2002.
View of the lake
Flying over the Log Cabin Mine in 2009.
Log Cabin Mine camp.
Log Cabin Mine Camp.
The entrance gate in 2011. Have to walk from here.
Property of the US of A. All items are historic. Please respect them.
Stay Out, Stay Alive is pretty good advice for this mine.
Water tank. Circa 2011.
First view of the mill.
Convenyor belt shed.
Classifier and headframe.
Headframe for the mine.
One of the work buildings.
Rotory vacuum drum filter.
Drum filter and mill.
This log cabin is reported to be the meat house and was built in the 1930s by Jim Simpson, the original mine owner. Thanks to Anthony McDonald for the information.
Framing shed and headframe.
Framing shed entrance.
Saw for cutting timber for the mill and mine. The blade is missing.
Electric motor for the saw.
Headframe and mill.
Elevator still hangs above the shaft.
Looking down the shaft. It is quite unsafe.
This is about as close as I can safely get to the elevator and shaft.
A better look at the elevator.
Headframe and elevator.
Inside the hoist house for the mine.
Hoist operators seat.
Single drum hoist.
Westinghouse Eletrostatic controller.
Dual action compressor.
Ingersoll-Rand Co. New York, Imperial Type 10 compressor.
View of the lake from the mill.
Log Cabin Mill.
Part of the mill has collapsed. It has been fenced as well.
Inside the mill. These look like concentrating tables.
Marcy Ball Mill.
Conveyor and rock crusher. There are quite a few conveyors in this mill.
Conveyor and crusher.
Balls for the ball mill.
Conveyor that is missing the belt.
Marcy Ball Mill.
Looking up the long belt conveyor.
Long belt conveyor.
I found the electrical panel for the long conveyor.
Chains used to drag the ore? Help crush it?
These are some heavy chains.
1st jaw crusher.
Moving pay dirt.
Gate on the ore bin.
Not sure what this is.
This is a big jaw crusher.
Telsmith Jaw Crusher. Size 13 x 24. Shop No. 5187. Smith Engineering Works. Milwaukee Wis. USA.