Hiking and 4wd adventures in the Great Basin and Eastern Nevada. 

24 trips

“American Family” Mine

“American Family” Mine

This is a small but interesting modern mine camp with some equipment still left on-site. The mine was probably last ...
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“DRV” Mine

“DRV” Mine

We recently visited an immense underground mine; spending hours underground exploring its twisting passageways late into the night. The haulage ...
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“Keystone Silver” Mine

“Keystone Silver” Mine

After a few days of long drives in Nevada, we ended up at a remote mine that doesn’t see many ...
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“Old English” Mine

“Old English” Mine

This was a huge mine camp with a long history of operation that we were able to get a private ...
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“Old English” Tramway

“Old English” Tramway

Part of the “Old English” Mine, the tramway hauled ore over the mountain from the mine to the railhead. Only a ...
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“Palmer” Mine

“Palmer” Mine

This is quite a place! This is a huge and strange mine. The sound of underground rivers far below, 4 ...
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“Steel Indian” Mine

“Steel Indian” Mine

I’ve been wanting to check this remote mine in the Great Basin region of Nevada out ever since I first ...
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“Sterling Pound” Mine

“Sterling Pound” Mine

This mine is extensive. We have not explored it all. Most of the ore in this mine was mined from ...
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Atlanta Mill

Atlanta Mill

This modern gold and silver mill had been in operational stand-by for the last few years. This district and mine, ...
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Belmont Mill

Belmont Mill

The Belmont Mill (or Nevada Belmont Mill) had always been high on my list of places to see when I ...
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Caselton Mill

Caselton Mill

The mine, also known as the Combined Metals Mine, was first discovered in 1864 as a high-grade silver deposit. Prior ...
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Crescent Mill and the Rosey Mine

Crescent Mill and the Rosey Mine

There isn’t too much known about the Crescent Mill or the Rosey mine. This part of Nevada first boomed in ...
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Delamar Ghost Town

Delamar Ghost Town

The mining camp of Delamar started out as a small tent camp similar to Helene just a few miles to the north ...
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Delamar Mine

Delamar Mine

The mines at Delamar are extensive. They were once separate individual mines but were connected when Captain De Lamar bought ...
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Diamond Tunnel

Diamond Tunnel

After visiting the Victorine Mine on a trip to Nevada a few years ago, our next big stop was the old camp ...
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Fay, Little Buck, and Horseshoe Mines

Fay, Little Buck, and Horseshoe Mines

On this trip, we were out exploring on the Nevada-Utah state line. This beautiful open country of rolling hills and ...
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Freiberg Smelter

Freiberg Smelter

Back in 2012, we went on a trip through central Nevada and spent a night in old the mining camp ...
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Hillside Mine

Hillside Mine

Early in 2013, while on a trip to Nevada, I hiked to the top of a mountain in search of ...
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Honeymoon Hill Petroglyphs

Honeymoon Hill Petroglyphs

Last summer, we visited a pair of petroglyph sites out in central Nevada collectively called Honeymoon Hill. They are close ...
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Jackrabbit Mine

Jackrabbit Mine

This mine was worked as early as the 1880s and produced $2.5M dollars before 1906. It continued to be active ...
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