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Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

Category: Western Nevada and Black Rock (page 1 of 4)

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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“Red Wall” Cabin

This is a little cabin that we have visited from time to time. It is surprisingly well furnished for being way out in the middle of nowhere Nevada.

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Victory Mine

Boxy and I recently re-visited this interesting little tungsten mine out in central Nevada. I first visited this mine in 2002.

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Kay Cooper Mine

Located in 1946, this tungsten mine is a fairly recent discovery. In 1949-50, the mine was worked by Carl Cooper and R. C. Peterson of nearby Gabbs. It was later worked by a Ray Ricketts.

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“Wooden Ore Car” Mine

Around 2007, I read a book on Nevada mining history that had a photo with a wooden ore car sitting out front of a mine. “Wow!”, I thought to myself. “That would be an incredible sight to see.” Of course, I immediately set out to find it.  I scoured my notes, looked over maps and asked my friends – No luck.

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