This was a huge mine camp with a long history of operation that we were able to get a private tour of in 2003. At the time, the camp was guarded full-time by caretakers. They showed us around and gave a great tour, even allowing us to go underground and look around, something many mine operators are afraid of.

Recently, however, the longtime caretakers were let go and the mine abandoned. It hasn’t taken long for the scrapers and looters to move in. When I heard about it, I had to see the damage for myself. It is sad to see history lost. This place is one of a kind.

I have taken many photos of the mining camp over the years. A tramway heads over the mountain.

"Old English" Mine
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