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!
The district was worked prehistorically for turquoise but there are some small gold deposits here. A shallow shaft and other prospects are behind the arrastra on the hill.
Sadly, the wash has undercut the arrastra and the whole thing has cracked in half.
Last Updated on July 8, 2020 by Guy Starbuck