Exploring some old mining claims near Copper Creek, above the Hassayampa River, in Yavapai County, Arizona's Prescott National Forest. Includes a friendly encounter with an Arizona Black Rattlesnake (crotalus oreganus cerberus). Other than the Climax Mine ( https://youtu.be/T2fIF7uHEBw ), all the shafts and adits I previously found were impenetrable. This complex was extensive -- according to the 1916 mining data book, over 4000 feet of workings -- but our exploration was cut short due to lack of illumination. ;-) We shall return! p.s. If you can identify the smelter, please reply below ... Triplog: http://prestonm.com/copper-creek-mine-hunting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry ____________________ YouTube Audio Library ... "Heat Wave", John Deley & The 41 Players
Views: 2296 KingsnakeSince1986
The Big Eye Mine and its cabin remain a very popular hiking and jeeping destination in the far reaches of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and its Castle Dome Mountains in Yuma County, Arizona. This particular video of my documentation and exploration of Arizona's Big Eye Mine was originally filmed and posted in August of 2012. I am re-posting the same video again after making some minor edits for continuity and running time. This video highlights the well-maintained cabin, the many various artifacts in it, and provides some history behind the mine. I also explore and document the main Big Eye Mine tunnel as well as an upper level higher on the mountain. Enjoy this fascinating glimpse back into our mining history!
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Gleeson is a populated place situated in southeastern Cochise County, Arizona. It has an estimated elevation of 4,924 feet (1,501 m) above sea level. The town was first settled as Turquoise in the 1870s in what was then the Arizona Territory, then later re-established as Gleeson in 1900. Though several families still live on the site, Gleeson is, by all measures, a ghost town, with the only commercial venture appearing to be a rattlesnake products store. Visitors can find the ruins of a hospital, a saloon, a cemetery, a jail, the foundation of the village school and evidence of the extensive mining in the surrounding hills near town. Visit Gleeson | https://www.explorecochise.com/Gleeson-Arizona-Ghost-Town Gleeson | Arizona - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleeson,_Arizona Twitter | https://twitter.com/USAGhostTowns Tumblr | https://ameicanghosttowns.tumblr.com/ About my Channel. Don't Forget to Like, Share and Subscribe Here | https://www.youtube.com/c/AmericanGho... Thanks for visiting. #GleesonGhostTown #Arizona #AmericanGhostTowns #Gleeson #USA #Abandoned #GhostTown #AbandonedMiningCamp
Views: 2886 American Ghost Towns
Small South Dakota mining town hidden in the woods. No roads lead to it. No access other than trails and horseback. The small mining town founded in the 1890s. It was almost completely abandoned in 1940 due to the mine closing. The abandoned school house was by far my favorite however, going down into the basement of the 2nd house was way creepier. I love old abandoned towns and South Dakota is filled with some great ones. A truly amazing state. Check me out on Instagram - mobileinstinct Direct link - https://www.instagram.com/mobileinstinct Check out some other videos of mine Abandoned LA ZOO https://youtu.be/jgepM4f9HI4 Border wall at an abandoned beach https://youtu.be/VtmKJw7J6lo The lake is dried up? Dirty Dancing filming location https://youtu.be/q9jz5qGKiEY
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One many old mining towns that dot Az. The last time I passed thru, you went right thru old town. I was hoping to be able to walk around both Clifton and Morenci and record. 'Good Guys' is a term I used to describe Az. Highway Patrolman. Growing up here in Az. in the 50s. The Highway Patrolman were more than highway patrolman, they were part of the Rural Communities. And on long two lane highways (?) some Dirt. If you broke down, they were the ones you looked for first for help.(68 MPH in a 50 MPH zone)
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Bisbee definitely qualifies as "small town America" and since 1877, the Copper Queen Mine has called one of Arizona's southernmost cities home. With over 2,000 miles of tunnels, the mine ranks as one of the five largest underground mines in the world.
Views: 263 ABC15 Arizona
Wandering through Gleeson, Courtland, and Pearce, Arizona - America’s Coolest Ghost Towns. We search for the lost towns from the mining booms during the 1800s. We take you through some of the ruins and share exciting facts about each town. We wandered to the towns of Gleeson, Courtland and Pearce Arizona. These towns were once boom towns when Gold, Silver, Copper, and even Turquoise were discovered in the hills. As quick as these towns were built they were abandon and almost lost to time!
Views: 494 Wandering Buffalos Prospecting
Hiking from Hewitt Canyon, into Roblas Canyon, in Arizona's Tonto National Forest, to Bomboy Mine, which had a few small veins of the usual copper (Cu), silver (Ag), gold (Au) and lead (Pb), plus -- suprisingly -- vanadium (V). Not that there was any left ... :-) Triplog: http://prestonm.com/bomboy-mine-roblas-canyon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry
Views: 1348 KingsnakeSince1986
What an unexpected discovery! Paul and I never imagined finding what we found deep in this abandoned copper mine in Arizona. The Warren-Bisbee Mine's obscure entrance was basically a rabbit hole and didn't look too promising. However, once we gained entry by sliding in on our backs, the tunnels opened up and were surprisingly extensive. One tunnel led us deep into the mine to an inner area where we found -- something. Something impressive. Something rare that I've only seen a few times in abandoned mines over the last seven years or so. And it's all here in this video. Enjoy! Don't forget: New videos are released at midnight (Pacific Time) on the 1st, 10th, and 20th of each month. View and use the information in my videos at your own risk. All abandoned mines (especially the ones in my videos) are very dangerous and should not be entered under any circumstances. No potentially life-threatening, dangerous, or legal decisions and assumptions should be made based on information in my videos.
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The second of our series visiting the remains of the town, smelter and forgotten mine at Anyox. Once a bustling town of 3,000 people the mine closed in 1935 and it is now completely abandoned. Visit a massive rock crusher still underground, fly over the site with a drone and visit the cemetery with us.
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Exploring Buckeye Copper Mine & ghost town, in the Gila Bend Mountains, south of Agua Caliente Road, and west of Arlington, Arizona. Buckeye Copper Mine & ghost town is at the foot of Webb Mountain, just north of Woolsey Peak. The site is easily accessible by SUV: https://youtu.be/eEg2reKgbKc . Copper, and associated minerals, were the main product, along with silver & gold. Blog: http://prestonm.com/buckeye-copper-mine/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry ____________________ YouTube Audio Library Jenny's Theme by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 3109 KingsnakeSince1986
The Salazar Family Church is a Roman Catholic church located on Aravaipa Road, at the mouth of the east end of Aravaipa Canyon, about six miles northwest of the ghost town of Klondyke, in Graham County, Arizona. Nomally, visitor's are welcome, and there is a guest book. The Salazar Cemetery is about 200 yards east, on the other side of the road. There are Salazar, Luepke, Moraga, Pacheco, Parra, Teso and Tapia family members there. The oldest person lived to 105; the youngest less than a day. The Salazar Family has lived in the Fort Grant / Aravaipa area since 1869, when Epigmenio "Paisano" Salazar emigrated from Oposura, Sonora, Mexico. More information & fascinating family stories: http://genealogytrails.com/ariz/graham/bios.html http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=57112 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2410659 Cliff Dwelling Triplog: http://prestonm.com/turkey-creek-cliff-dwelling/ Cliff Dwelling Vide: https://youtu.be/7ID4JrEhvgA Hike Video: https://youtu.be/nvkMdAsVKjg Hike Triplog: http://prestonm.com/aravaipa-canyon-2/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry
Views: 1517 KingsnakeSince1986
Hello and welcome to my channel. Are you interested in mines? The town of Bisbee is the best place to go when visiting Arizona. Taking a tour with an experienced miner will be an unforgettable experience. The mine opened in 1877 and eventually closed in the mid 1970s. The Queen Mine opened once again for visitors in 1976, nearly 100 years after the mine originally opened. Thank you for watching, rating and subscribing to my channel.
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Went exploring at Sasco Arizona, a ghost town that came to be from copper mining. It's located between Marana and Eloy Arizona off of Interstate 10. It was extremely hot (about 105) so we didn't hang around long. Had a lot of trouble with the Drone as you can see. Warning: There's a few expletives (mostly the s word)..We plan on going back and exploring the rest when it's cooler out. Enjoy.
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Exploring the Hargan Mine, just north of Woolsey Peak, halfway up the slope of Webb Mountain, in Arizona's Gila Bend Mountains. I explored Hargan Mine the same day I explored the Buckeye Copper Mine ( https://youtu.be/Z-B0yns3uE8 ) a half mile east. Hargan Mine had a rapid one-stamp mill / power arrastra on Woolsey Wash. Hargan Mine produced some gold (Au), and no copper (Cu) of consequence. Blog: http://prestonm.com/hargan-mine/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry ____________________ FreeMusicArchive.org "Relaxed En Route", Lobo Loco http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/Moments_1950/Lobo_Loco_-_07_-_Relaxed_Unterwegs
Views: 2188 KingsnakeSince1986
I FOUND THESE MINES FROM GOOGLE EARTH. THERE ISN'T A LOT OF TAILINGS, SO I DECIDED TO CHECK IT OUT ANYWAYS. I THOUGHT I WAS HEADED OUT BY MYSELF TODAY, BUT ROCKY TOOK PITTY ON ME AND DECIDED TO GO. DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE AND GIVE A THUMBS UP TO KEEP THE MAIN LINE PROSPECTOR VIDEOS COMING.
Views: 1914 MAIN LINE PROSPECTOR
Spent part of the day exploring the Green Quartz Mine site near the town of Oatman, AZ. It was my first time in this territory, so part of the trip was used to scout future mines to explore. The Green Quartz Mine dates back to the early 1900s. The site has many vertical shafts of varying depth as well as one small tunnel. Nearby is the old mining town of Oatman that I briefly explored by driving down its main street. Oatman definitely is a classic American, old-west town that still retains its historical roots. Oatman is definitely a must-see if you're in the area!
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Thanks for watching..... 1) Contention City 2) Copper Creek 3) Fairbank 4) Gleeson 5) Harshaw 6) Helvetia 7) Jerome Junction 8) Kentucky Camp 9) Klondyke 10) La Paz Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_in_Arizona I, Kaushik Biswas, hereby declare that all information regarding this video I collect from www.wikipedia.org and all Images use to make this video is from Google Search www.google.com . I use Google Advanced Search to collect those images, usage rights : "free to use, share or modify, even commercially" section. Background Sound of this video I collect from Youtube Audio Library which are free to use. Thank you.
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The Verde Combination claim is set in the high hills adjacent to the historic mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Much of Jerome and the surrounding mines is and has been private for many, many years. The area is known for its deposits of copper, silver, gold and lead. The Verde Combination was so named for the Verde Combination company who originally located the mines.
Views: 2498 Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc.
Hiking from the Glen Oaks pullout, north of Wilhoit, Arizona, down to Climax Mine, then back up Hassayampa River and Copper Creek to U.S. Highway 89, on November 1, 2013, from 0800-1600. Lots of mine shafts and equipment in the area, with the Climax Mine being at least semi-safe to explore. Climax mine is located at lat 34.412252 , long -112.524001. My flashlight crapped out on me, so I did not go in as far as these guys: http://www.communitywalk.com/azurbanex#00042XTO . Despite almost being sprayed by a skunk, I still stayed with the shot. :-) Triplog: http://prestonm.com/climax-mine/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry Added 2013-11-04: I am told the "unnamed mine" has a name, the Catoctin Mine.
Views: 2110 KingsnakeSince1986
I am sorry about not having posted sooner. I experienced some technical difficulties for a bit, but here is an exploration of South Mountain and the Max Delta mine.
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In December, 2014 the Southeast AZ Land Exchange Act was signed into law. This bill spells destruction for Oak Flat, a National Forest campground and scenic area in Arizona. President Eisenhower set aside Oak Flat to be preserved from mining in 1955. Yet "thanks" to the underhanded work of Arizona representatives such as John McCain and Ann Kirkpatrick, this landscape including Gaan Canyon and Apache Leap is now threatened by Resolution Copper, which intends to burrow 1.5 miles below for billions in copper. This area in the Tonto National Forest is a sacred site for the San Carlos Apache Tribe which has held ceremonies here for centuries. Also beloved by climbers and hikers, Oak Flat and adjacent Gaan Canyon (aka Devil's Canyon on maps) contain an endangered Sonoran Desert riparian forest with year-round running water. Although jobs and riches for Arizona are promised by Resolution Copper, the fact remains that zero royalties on the copper will be paid to the US taxpayers, unlike oil and coal companies that must pay royalties. Job estimates have inflated wildly over the past seven years. The public remains largely opposed to this project which would send billions of dollars in American wealth overseas while Arizona is slated to earn a pittance in the form of temporary jobs. Certain side effects include contaminated water, a permanently destroyed landscape, and health issues from waste rock. This massive tailings pile is proposed for a location adjacent to the Superstition Mountain Wilderness Area. A majority of Arizona's citizens favor the idea of granting national monument status to provide permanent protection to this area. Please contact your representative about Oak Flat. Visit www.AzMiningReform.org for more information. Facebook: "Saving Oak Flat Campground" and "Apache Stronghold". ~ March 2016 Update: In a small victory for Oak Flat in the Tonto National Forest, the Obama administration decided to add Oak Flat to the National Historic Register. This adds more layers of requirements to Resolution Copper's plans, and makes it more difficult to mine. However, fuller protection in the form of a national monument is still needed. Naovember 2015 Update: Senators Bernie Sanders and original co-sponsor Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and others, introduced the Senate companion of the Save Oak Flat Act. June 2015 Update: Rep Raul Grijalva introduces the "Save Oak Flat" bill in Congress. January 2015 Update: Oak Flat's fate is in doubt with the passing of the Southeast AZ Land Exchange Act in the final vote of the 2014 Congress. The possibility of saving Oak Flat from destruction may reside with President Obama and his executive authority to protect public land. Ownership of Oak Flat remains with the USA at least for now. A White House petition asking the President to veto the bill reached the required 100k signatures in less than 1 month. The White House stated that the Obama Administration opposes the land exchange yet is willing to "work with Resolution Copper" to try to preserve Oak Flat. It may be possible for the President to establish an Oak Flat National Monument via the Antiquities Act if enough public support arises. December 2014 Update: Rep. John McCain, Paul Gosar, and Ann Kirkpatrick attached the Oak Flat Resolution Copper bill to the "must pass" defense spending bill (NDAA). This is an undemocratic maneuver, however legal, which completely bypassed Apache beliefs and public debate on this public land transfer to Rio Tinto (the parent mining company). The Tonto National Forest has nominated Oak Flat for inclusion on the National Historic Register. August 2013 update: Resolution Copper funds a recall election and ousts Superior Councilwoman Kiki Peralta because she opposed the land exchange at Oak Flat. Her replacement is an employee for a copper-related business who supports the land exchange. June 2013: Former AZ Representative Rick Renzi (R) was indicted on 17 counts of fraud and other charges stemming from his involvement with Resolution Copper. The charges were raised after Renzi offered Resolution Copper his support in the early 2000s for the land exchange involving Oak Flat. April 2013 Update: The Superior Town Council voted to officially oppose Resolution Copper. Feb. 2013 update: U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) submitted a new land exchange bill to attempt to privatize Oak Flat, AZ for Resolution Copper. She has joined forces with the entire Republican delegation in AZ including Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who co-sponsored this latest bill with Kirkpatrick. No other democrats in AZ support Kirkpatrick in her pro-mining stance when it comes to this federally-protected recreation area. "A Not-So-Simple Exchange: Why Arizona's Oak Flat Deserves Continued Protection From Copper Mining" by Blue Frog Productions. © 2012 Blue Frog, LLC All Rights Reserved Contact: [email protected]
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THIS WAS INTERESTING, THERE WAS A VERTICAL SHAFT AND A HORIZONTAL ADIT IN THE SAME PLACE. THAT'S SOMETHING I HAVE ONLY SEEN ONCE BEFORE. DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE AND GIVE A THUMBS UP TO KEEP THE MAIN LINE PROSPECTOR VIDEOS COMING.
Views: 5618 MAIN LINE PROSPECTOR
Visit Goldfield Ghost Town today! Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings. Tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then take a ride on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train. You’ll also get to witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters! Spend a fun filled day, rich in wild west history! Back in the 1890′s Goldfield boasted 3 saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house. Just when it looked like the town would outgrow Mesa, the vein faulted, the grade of ore dropped and the town died a slow painful death. After several unsuccessful attempts to reopen the mines, the town did come to life again from 1910 on and off until 1926. After more than 115 years, travelers from all over the world still visit this gold mining town located on the historic Apache Trail and enjoy the excitement and grandeur of Arizona’s wild west!
Views: 2267 Kool Buildings
**PLEASE NOTE** Nelson Ghost Town is its official name. It was abandoned for some time before being purchased by the present owners. Now it's used for movie and photo shoots. It is a tourist attraction, but it's the least commercialized as the others. The others I saw were completely rebuilt back to original state as well as roped off like a museum. This was the least touched out of them all, as stated in my narration in the beginning of the video. Exploring this place was a real pleasure. This ghost town is in South Nevada in Nelson, El Dorado Canyon. It was first named "El Dorado" by the Spaniards when they first discovered it in 1775. This ghost town used to be a thriving miners' town with 3 mines which operated from 1859 to 1945 at the end of World War II. It was one of the first major gold strikes in Nevada where they mined gold, silver, copper and lead yielding over $6 million. The town is made up of three (now abandoned) mines; Techatticup, Wall Street, and El Dorado Rand Group. The source of transportation for goods was by steamboat on the Colorado River just at the end of the road. Most of the miners here were deserters from the Civil War. The town and mines had a very bad reputation as it was a lawless community being so isolated from the Sheriff and civilization. There were many killings and feuds here, so much so that it was an ordinary occurance. The U.S. Army set up an outpost here in 1867 to protect the community and riverboats' freight from Native Americans. The army left the camp in 1869 and the mines thrived once again until the end of the war. The movie '3000 Miles to Graceland' with Kevin Costner and Kurt Russel used this area as part of their movie shoot where they blew up an airplane on-site. Remnants of the airplane were left behind and shown in this video. Thanks for watching! #TikiTrex #ghosttowns #abandoned Thanks for subscribing, liking and sharing! :) ▶︎Subscribe 💕https://bit.ly/2NOam30 ▶︎Hit the bell to be notified of new releases.🛎
Views: 494577 TikiTrex
Exploring Webber Canyon and the Webber Mine in the Harcuvar Mountains, between the McMullen Valley and Butler Valley in the Arizona Outback of La Paz County. According to mindat.org, the Webber Mine, also known as the Congress Mine, was an Ag-Cu (silver & copper) mine last operated by the Commonwealth Mining Co. in 1923. The workings are located just below E C P Peak. Triplog: http://prestonm.com/webber-mine/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry Drive Video : https://youtu.be/cmkOouwd6S4 ____________________ Over Time by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 77450 KingsnakeSince1986
Exploring this abandoned copper mine gives one a good sense for how a mole’s life must feel… The side of the hill we’re exploring in this video looked like a series of molehills on someone’s lawn and the network of drifts underground must approximate the warren of tunnels connecting molehills. There are certain mines that never seem to disappoint us and copper mines and tungsten mines certainly stand strong in that category. Eventual disappointment is, of course, inevitable, but we have had very good success with abandoned mines that mined these minerals so far. The most documentation I could find on this mine dates back to around World War I and so that was presumably the peak in production for this historic site. Obviously, some activity has taken place since then. However, this appears to be more on the scale of tests and sampling. We did not see any evidence of actual mining taking place within at least the past several decades. I read later that the large shaft I tossed the rock down has three different drift levels running off of it. This series has two parts and in the second part, you’ll see something that I think is rather unusual… In fact, I have never seen anything like it before at any of the other mines we have visited. Even the limited records available on this mine mention this feature. So, it did not just get my attention, but that of professionals as well. Music provided by ツ https://goo.gl/98QLLw ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 24147 TVR Exploring
tucked into the high desert of arizona, part of america's mining legacy staggers on.
Views: 4590 Endless Roadtrip
Ruby AZ was once a thriving mining town, during its time the Ruby mines produced gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. Today it is a ghost town, all that remains are a few buildings, and the tailings from the mining operations. In this video you will see the Mill, Assay Office, Warehouse, Bunkhouses, Duff House, Dr. Woodard House, Morton House along with other various locations and unknown buildings.
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This place has slowly been destroyed by idiots. The Forrest service has put a gate up across the trail a mile before the mine, so you have to hike the last mile, unless you bring a horse with you. Good qwad riding, Budweiser drinking idiot filter. I doubt it'll be here in 10 years in any case. When I first visited Martniez in 07' it was mostly complete and only had a few bullet holes. The coke ovens are closed down completely now too. People suck.
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After following the drift we ended the last video with to its surprising conclusion, we started moving back toward the main hub of this enormous abandoned mine. Along the way, we explored many of the side passages and raises that were bypassed on the route in through the main haulage adit located in this part of the mine. Following the very long hike up and out of the mine, we set up our camp for the night (we spent all day underground in this mine) and then headed above the mine to see some of its more interesting features above ground. You’ll see that we explore some of the mine buildings, including one that has an amazing collection inside of it. Although I was curious about what was inside of the modern mine buildings we discovered, I also had a specific destination in mind. One of my exploring buddies – Adit Addicts – had spotted what appeared to be a steam shovel abandoned above the modern mine we explored in this video. I wanted to see this machine to confirm what it was and also to film it if it really did turn out to be a steam shovel. As with the mine itself, it was quite a hike up into the hills above it. Fortunately, I was able to find the machine (although the GPS took me on a terrible route to do so) and it was indeed a steam shovel. Sort of... It was a steam shovel at one time, but had actually been converted over to run on an internal combustion motor. I had never seen anything like that before and it was pretty amazing to see one out in the desert mountains still next to the pile of dirt it had been excavating decades ago. The modern abandoned mine featured in this video is definitely not the first mine in this area and when looking around above the mine, it was fairly common to see old collapsed adits and old surface mining work. Many of these seemed to be more exploratory in nature though. This area has historically been a large producer of ores containing lead, copper and silver and a thriving town was once supported by the mines. However, today, there is almost no trace left of the ghost town or an aerial tramway that also used to be here. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, guess what? We have fun doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a hundred years, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 107924 TVR Exploring
Hello everyone, hope your day is going well! My name is Liz and today I will be showing you footage of a gold mine ghost town I visited on August 21st, 2018. This ghost town is near Virginia City, Montana and is very isolated in the hills. There are no signs to get to it and I was only informed of its existence by a local tour guide. These buildings were built and used around the early 1900s, but I am not clear on exact dates. If any of you recognize the equipment or structural patterns and can trace it to a certain time period, that would be very helpful! I am not well educated in gold mining and would love to learn more about the structures and objects I have filmed. Alder Gulch Summit Tours: http://virginiacity.com/nelson-studios/ Youtube Channel with additional footage of ghost town: https://www.youtube.com/user/acme663ryo *Music used* Intro: Angelo Badalamenti - Laura Palmer's Theme from Twin Peaks Dialogue: Formula - Scary Thoughts + Scary Dreams Main music through video: Dragiode - ambient_beta Ending: Laura's Theme from the movie Brick *Social Media* Website: https://ellectrifying.com Instagram: ellectrifyingelle Twitter: ellectrifying7
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There are many mines in the Woodbury Creek area just north of Ainsworth and an abandoned power generating station. This group of claims is located near the mouth of Woodbury Creek. Originally staked by the Canadian Pacific Mining & Milling Co. of Minneapolis in 1896, the group consists of the Amazon, Budweiser No. 2, Superior and Wakefield claims. Three tunnels were driven on the Budweiser claim, one on a fault plane, the other two along fissures. On the Amazon claim a 36.5 metre tunnel was driven on a vein dipping 70 degrees to the south. On the Wakefield claim a 43 metre shaft was put down on a vein containing galena and gold. Apparently no further work was done on this property for about 40 years. In 1939 the owner of the Amazon claim is recorded as J.R. Tuikess of Kaslo. By 1941 ownership of this claim had passed to T. E. Levasseur of Nelson. A leasee worked the property that summer, obtaining 286 tonnes of ore from the old workings. The Kaslo Base Metals Co. of Vancouver obtained the Budweiser No. 2, Amazon, Superior and Superior Fraction claims in 1951. They did some exploratory work on the Amazon and Budweiser No. 2 claims. The property was taken over by the Woodbury Mines Co. Ltd. in 1952. A tunnel was begun on the Superior claim just above the highway, the proposal being to drive 366 metres of tunnel in order to intersect several veins at a lower depth. By the end of the following year about 244 metres of the proposed tunnel had been completed. The project was abandoned by this company and no further work was done on it until 1956 when the property was taken over again by Kaslo Base Metals Co. Ltd. The exploratory tunnel was extended by 56 metres. At 276 metres from the portal a new vein was intersected. It contained 7 to 10 centimetres of galena and replacement ore extended into the walls to a width of 0.6 metre. At 302 metres from the portal the downward protection of a fissure vein exposed in Woodbury Creek canyon was intersected. This vein had been followed by old drift workings which extended east and west from the canyon 43 and 1 metres respectively. A raise was driven from the Superior tunnel to the west drift, 4.5 metres vertically above. No further work has been done. Quartz tension veins occur in the Midddle Cambrian Index Formation ('Early Bird Formation') (Lardeau Group). Calcareous mica schist cuts a lamprophyre dyke. Other veins are in a dolomitized area. The veins are short, en echelon down dip. The rake of the ore is to the east 70 degrees as derived from a slope area and bearing of a calcite vug. A garnet mica schist with Meta autunite is present near the portal. In 3 years between 1939 and 1965 a total of 2,987 tonnes of ore were produced. From this 83,388 grams of silver, 93 grams of gold, 274 grams of cadmium, 39,733 kilograms of lead and 54,306 kilograms of zinc were produced.
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US Route 60 runs through the copper mining towns of Superior, Miami and Globe. After Superior US 60 finally become interesting. Plus a quick run through in each town to see some historic architecture.
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Hiking from Forest Road 349, just southwest of Miami, to Mead Canyon, up a branch of Pinal Creek to the Gibson Mine. All that remains of Bellevue ghost town (1906-1927) is the old mill; the rest has been plowed under. There is a barn of more recent vintage, but that looks like it has not been used in years either. Direct road access is blocked by the MF Ranch, so I had to hike in. Triplog & photoset @ http://hikearizona.com/photoset=28498 . (2014-01-22)
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Exploring Finch Wash mines, from Copper Basin Road nearly to West Spruce Mountain, inc. Flower Gold Mine, Silver Gulch Lode & other Finch Wash silver & copper claims. Finch Wash is just southwest of Prescott in the Sierra Prieta. Blog & Links: Blog: http://prestonm.com/finch-wash-mine-exploration/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrestonMcMurry ____________________ FreeMusicArchive.org "Know No No-Nos", Doctor Turtle http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/Flush_Your_Rolex_1416/know_no_no-nos
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I’m guessing you’ll see my point about this being among the more unusual abandoned mines out there after the conclusion of this video… Have any of you ever seen anything like this before? We’ve come across samples before – even warehouses full of core samples – but nothing like this. As I mentioned before, the peak amount of activity at this mine seems to have been around World War I. Some sense of the community that certainly thrived here – even if just for a brief time - can be derived from what is seen in the video. However, there were a lot of foundations and other evidence of habitation, such as can dumps and unidentifiable bits of metal that I didn’t include in the video. All of this is suggestive of a sizable community here in the past. The stockpile of samples is, obviously, more recent than World War I. This stockpile appears to be the result of a mining company or a group of miners that was interested in the minerals in this site (probably impressed by the same deposits we were impressed by) in more recent decades and conducted a VERY thorough analysis of the area through extensive sampling. For whatever reason, they chose not to proceed with initiating mining operations. Perhaps commodity prices were too low or the remaining deposits just weren’t rich enough? This group put a major investment into obtaining and organizing those samples though. It seems a shame for the results of all of that intensive research to be abandoned and vulnerable to the first vandal that comes along and scatters the samples everywhere or torches the buildings. Some have observed that the timbers inside of these mines look more recent than World War I, but the dry, desert conditions of Nevada preserve these old mines amazingly well. Materials that are underground are out of the sunlight as well as the weather on the surface. Simply taking weather and sunlight out of the equation does wonders for preservation. We have visited mines where crude timbers hacked out of trees surrounding the mine close to one hundred and fifty years earlier still look as if they were hammered into place a month before. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
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