Van Ness Mine

We were out on a exploring trip in the high mountains of central Nevada in 2008 and I talked our group into a side-trip to check out this mine camp. It turned out to be a small camp with not much left but interesting just the same. It was a rich cinnabar mine that was mainly worked in the 1920s.


The mine consists of two shafts both of which are caving and not worth going in. The mine isn’t worth a special trip, but if you are in the area, it is a nice spot to spend a little time at.

For more information and history on this mine is in Shawn Hall’s “Preserving the Glory Days: Ghost Towns and Mining Camp of Nye County, Nevada”.



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