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Nevada

“American Family” Mine

This is a small but interesting modern mine camp with some equipment still left on-site. The mine was probably last worked in the 1980s but the majority of the work was done during the Depression-era.

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Sprucemont Ghost Town

Sprucemont (really called Spruce Mountain) was actually a few mining camps spread across Spruce Mountain. First mined for lead-silver ore in 1869, it was a long-lived and successful mining area. The mines here produced ore all the way into WWII; almost a hundred years worth. 
The mines are now caved and only a few ruins stand today. It remains a very picturesque site.

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Crescent Peak Arrastra

I visited a fairly modern arrastra in southern Nevada not too long ago. It is mostly intact with the drag stones still in place. That is a rare find!

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“Super Cave” Pictographs

This is a sandstone rock shelter in southern Nevada with an interesting assortment of pictographs. Native American Southern Paiute and Mohave made their homes here and either could have made these markings. The site itself looks like it could have been a small encampment above a wash.

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Agai Pah Pictographs

Agai Pah is the Northern Paiute name for Trout Lake or Walker Lake as we know it today. This is an intriguing pictograph site. Located on an isolated boulder, red pictographs appear on a single side of the boulder. Different people have taken different meanings from the symbols.

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