Lady Lou Mine

Occasionally, a friend will email me and ask if I have been to some old remote and obscure mine that has been long forgotten by normal, non-desert obsessed (read: sane) folks. Usually, I haven’t. But occasionally I actually have. Then, I sort through my photos and books and attempt to scrape together a report or two. This is one of those times.

Back in late 2005, Alysia, Micah, Mike, Dan and I were out wandering around the Mojave Desert. We decided to take a short detour and visit this small mine before heading to one of our favorite campsites for the night.

Not much remains at the mine site. A man named C. T. Seburn discovered a four-foot high-grade copper and gold vein here in 1909. After some brief work, the mine fell idle until 1946 when it was worked again.

Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by Guy Starbuck