This is a more modern mine out in Death Valley probably worked for lead or antimony. It has two tramways and a few
The Buffalo Boy was a small gold and silver mine which started production around 1930. The mine is caved but the interesting thing about the site is the long and steep tramway heading up to it. The tram line is over 8,500 ft in length and rises 2,500 ft up cliffs to reach the mine at 12,550 ft in elevation.
I took a trip to a couple of mines high up in the Central Rocky mountains of Idaho. I love finding old mines with tramways and these two were great.Continue reading
At 12,990 ft, the Adamson is the highest mine in the Sierra Nevada. And as you might suspect, getting there is no easy feat. It is a strenuous 8.6 mile (one-way) and 3,670 foot climb up the rugged Wheeler Ridge to reach it. This is the top of the Sierras. Altitude sickness is a real concern here so be aware of headaches and fatigue. Turn around and head down if you feel sick.
We recently returned to Nevada to do some mine exploring. We found a couple of new sites and made some discoveries at some old favorites. This was a new discovery near the “Engagement” Mine. I haven’t come across any of the