Fields Gollab Cabin

“Fields Gollab” Cabin, DVNP

I met up with Dan, Bill, Chris and Kelly to see if we could find an old cabin and do some mine exploration in a seldomly visited area. The mines are small and I could find little information on their history. The cabin is historic and worth cleaning out and restoring.

Chris and Dan are the first to get over to the cabin. Chris and Dan are th...
Dan finds a broken bottle at the cabin. Dan finds a broken b...
The neck is broken off of this old bottle. The neck is broken o...
An interesting old miner's cabin.  We wonder who built it but its history is lost to us. An interesting old m...
Dan and Bill take a look around the inside of the cabin. Dan and Bill take a ...
The place doesn't seem to receive much visitation. The place doesn'...
Inside of the cabin. Inside of the cabin.
Interestingly, the front door says "FIELDS GOLLAB 1917".  Was the cabin built in 1917? That could be the real date. Interestingly, the f...
An old riveted pipe lays in the wash. An old riveted pipe ...
I climb above the cabin to look around. I climb above the ca...
Off to my right is another old campsite. Off to my right is a...
The campsite has a rockwall and what looks like an old cooler box.  A mine adit lurks in the background. The campsite has a r...
A closer look at what I think is a cooler box. A closer look at wha...
The entrance to the mine.  This is one of the main ones for this mine. The entrance to the ...
We find a small adit below the rest of the mine workings. We find a small adit...
Walking around I find more adits and rocks walls. Walking around I fin...
Going inside to check the mine out. Going inside to chec...
The top of a winze.  There used to be a hand winch here. The top of a winze. ...
Back outside, I see another adit.  None of them are big but this one was longer. Back outside, I see ...
I take a look behind me to see the strangely square mine dump before I go in. I take a look behind...
The portal. The portal.
Taking a look backwards. Taking a look backwa...
I soon find a little friend crawling around. I soon find a little...
He is a small tarantula. He is a small tarant...
Further in, I find a open stope with a ladder. Further in, I find a...
Old Prince Albert can. Old Prince Albert can.
I couldn't quite make out the date on this magazine page, but the styling is 1950's-ish.  The ad is for a hat, mentions it is the "Latest Tyrolean" model with a new "Chamois" finish.  When was this in fashion and available for $3.85? I couldn't quit...
Deeper in. Deeper in.
Oh! Surprise!  Bats. Oh! Surprise! Bats.
I distrubed a small colony but they quickly settle down. I distrubed a small ...
We head up the old road a little bit and find another small mine.  This old claim marker has a bent drill bit at the base.  The sign says "This is a Valid Mining Claim. Annual Work Done."  Not true anymore. We head up the old r...
Bill takes my photo at the open stope workings of this mine. Bill takes my photo ...
There is a definite danger here as the stope does straight down. There is a definite ...
The old road provides some entertainment for us in a narrow spot. The old road provide...
Another small adit around the corner. Another small adit a...
Dan and I are walking. Dan and I are walking.
Chris and Kelly look at the pully wheel. Chris and Kelly look...
We decide to seperate and hike around the hills in search of any other mine ruins.  We don't find much else though. We decide to seperat...
At the end of the road we find a make-shift headframe made from rolled steel pipe. At the end of the ro...
Wandering the hills. Wandering the hills.

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