Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

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Crescent Peak Arrastra

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!

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Brooklyn Mine (Boulder Creek District)

I couldn’t find much history on this spot. Only that it was worked in 1907 for silver, lead, zinc, and some copper. Reportedly it was an underground hydraulic operation to wash ore out of the vein. That must have been something to see.

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“Stanley” Mine

This silver mine, high in the mountains of Central Idaho, was a really fun one to explore. It’s a very wet mine but inside we found a few ore cars and a flooded staft station. 

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“Lost White” Log Cabin

In June of 2018, we visited a remote log cabin high in the mountains. The cabin is built from some amazingly long logs. Most of the surrounding trees aren’t that tall. 

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“Blackwater” Mine

In the late summer of 2018, we made a visit to a remote mine in Idaho. The ruined inclined tramway was my main interest but the mine is more extensive than it looks. 

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