Hiking and 4wd adventures in Central and northeastern Nevada. 

21 trips

“Catalonia” Mine

“Catalonia” Mine

Not too long ago (in the late summer of 2015, to be exact), we drove to this little abandoned mining ...
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“DE” Mine and Cave

“DE” Mine and Cave

Out in central Nevada, we found a small cave inside of a larger, abandoned mine. The miners probably broke into ...
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“Sapphire Tunnel” Cave

“Sapphire Tunnel” Cave

We’ve known about this cave for some time but it wasn’t until recently we were finally able to put together ...
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“Titan” Gold Mill

“Titan” Gold Mill

A few years back, we found this huge abandoned gold mill out in Nevada. It is similar in size and scope ...
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Ames Camp

Ames Camp

Roy Ames located some fluorspar claims in the hills above this little camp in 1941 but it doesn’t appear that ...
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Bald Mountain Wash Petroglyphs

Bald Mountain Wash Petroglyphs

Brownie Sam and Emmett Rosse, two Shoshone cowboys, stopped alongside this huge volcanic boulder in late October of 1932. It ...
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Eureka Croesus Mine

Eureka Croesus Mine

Not far from the Diamond Tunnel, is the Eureka Croeus Mine also known as the California Tunnel. Setup in the 1870s ...
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Hornsilver Giant Mine

Hornsilver Giant Mine

The Hornsilver is a fairly remote silver mine and camp. It was a good producer early on and had its ...
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J and J Cabin

J and J Cabin

In early autumn 2015, we hiked cross-country over a mountain to a seldom visited mine and cabin along a stream in ...
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Jefferson Ghost Town

Jefferson Ghost Town

Jefferson is a very scenic area and usually has a nice little creek running down through the trees. Once an ...
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Jumbled Rock Gulch Petroglyphs

Jumbled Rock Gulch Petroglyphs

This small canyon is almost entirely volcanic ash and tuff. The petroglyphs occur on a small hill in the canyon ...
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Mountain View Mill and Arrastra

Mountain View Mill and Arrastra

The history of Mountain View seems to be lost to history. It is spread out in a couple of different ...
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Park Canyon Mill

Park Canyon Mill

In 1867, the La Plata Company moved a ten stamp mill from the mining camp of Yankee Blade to Park ...
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Petroglyph Butte

Petroglyph Butte

We have visited this site a couple of times over the years. The first time was in 2003 with Cat ...
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San Antonio and Cimarron Mines

San Antonio and Cimarron Mines

Discoveries were first made here in 1863 by Mexican prospectors, possibly outfitted by Emanuel San Pedro. This camp never struck ...
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Senator Mine

Senator Mine

High on top of a mountain in central Nevada is the Senator quicksilver mine. The history of the mine is ...
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Sprucemont

Sprucemont Ghost Town

Sprucemont (really called Spruce Mountain) was actually a few mining camps spread across Spruce Mountain. First mined for lead-silver ore ...
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Star of the West Mill

Star of the West Mill

We met up with Dan and made a fairly long drive to explore a forgotten corner of Nevada’s mining history ...
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Van Ness Mine

Van Ness Mine

We were out on an exploring trip in the high mountains of central Nevada in 2008 and I talked our ...
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Victorine Mine

Victorine Mine

I’ve known about this mine for a long time but had avoided it because it was so close to town ...
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Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Guy Starbuck