Hikes and 4wd trips in Western Nevada and the Black Rock Desert. 

20 trips

“Engagement” Mine

“Engagement” Mine

This fairly remote and old silver, lead and zinc (with some traces of gold and copper) mine is a pretty ...
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“Heavy Stone” Mine

“Heavy Stone” Mine

We recently visited an interesting medium-sized mine out in middle-of-nowhere Nevada. The mine is developed by multiple shafts and drops ...
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“Micah’s” Mine

“Micah’s” Mine

I couldn’t find any information about this little mine and it was a surprise when I came across it. We ...
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“Old Yard” Cabin

“Old Yard” Cabin

In September 2015, we packed our daypacks full of water and took a long hike traversing a mountain range. We ...
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“Red Wall” Cabin

“Red Wall” Cabin

This is a neat little cabin that we have visited from time to time. It is surprisingly well furnished for ...
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“Sand Flat” Geoglyphs

“Sand Flat” Geoglyphs

In October 2010, we visited a very isolated geoglyph way out in the Great Basin desert, all by itself, on ...
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“Snake” Canyon Petroglyphs

“Snake” Canyon Petroglyphs

This is a collection of two sites that are very close together in a remote corner of western Nevada. They ...
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“Wooden Ore Car” Mine

“Wooden Ore Car” Mine

Around 2007, I read a book on Nevada mining history that had a photo with a wooden ore car sitting ...
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Agai Pah Pictographs

Agai Pah Pictographs

Agai Pah is the Northern Paiute name for Trout Lake or Walker Lake as we know it today. This is ...
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Bass Camp

Bass Camp

I first read about this site years ago in a book about mine camps in Nevada. The book didn’t give ...
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Cambridge Huntington Mill

Cambridge Huntington Mill

These mines of this district were first worked in the 1860s when the discovery of the Comstock brought miners to ...
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Gold Hitt Stamp Mill

Gold Hitt Stamp Mill

In 2006, we took a side trip to check out the remains of a hidden 10 stamp and cyanide mill ...
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Illinois Mine

Illinois Mine

Lead-silver and gold ore was first discovered here in 1874. The little camp of Lodi was formed. The town had ...
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Kay Cooper Mine

Kay Cooper Mine

Located in 1946, this tungsten mine is a fairly recent discovery. In 1949-50, the mine was worked by Carl Cooper ...
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Mine near the “Engagement” Mine

Mine near the “Engagement” Mine

We recently returned to Nevada to do some mine exploring. We found a couple of new sites and made some ...
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Moho Mine

Moho Mine

This is a mine we went to at the end of a four-day trip to western Nevada a few years ...
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Silver Dyke Mine

Silver Dyke Mine

We first visited the Silver Dyke mine in 2001. Since then, I have returned a few times but I should ...
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Sunny Slopes Stamp Mill

Sunny Slopes Stamp Mill

I have not been able to find much information on this mill. It looks like it is an old five-stamp ...
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Victory Mine

Victory Mine

Boxy and I recently re-visited this interesting little tungsten mine out in central Nevada. I first visited this mine in ...
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Whiskey Flat Petroglyphs

Whiskey Flat Petroglyphs

This is a small native hunting and habitation site I went to check out. It is along a prehistoric deer ...
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Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Guy Starbuck