Filmed on 3-12-17. Sean, and I took to the open road. Driving up the 95 freeway out of Las Vegas towards Reno. We show you where Yucca Mountain is, and where the government has been dumping nuclear waste since the 40's. Then bring you through two mining towns that have produced billions in gold. This trip is to show the areas that most people in Nevada don't even know exist. Please watch the next few videos to see some of the top gold producing areas in the world. Please enjoy, and thank you for watching. CHRISTIAN
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I love exploring old gold mining camps here in Nevada. Be careful as you never know what you might find.
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Filmed on 3-11-17. Sorry, but the first, and last part of the video got ruined. I dropped my camera, and broke it. Sean, and I take you through Goldfield mining district. This is just a fraction of the abandoned mines in Goldfield. Though some of the largest, and biggest producer's of gold in the world. We take right up close, and show you how close they are to each other. In 1906 Goldfield, Nevada had a population of around 30,000 residents. It was the most populated city in Nevada at the time. They were going to move the capital of Nevada to Goldfield. As the gold dwindled away so did the thought of making Goldfield the capital. Please enjoy, and thanks for watching. Christian
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I was already in one of the most remote, if not the most remote, parts of Nevada. I then decided to take the 16 mile journey off of paved road onto gravel road. The first 10 miles on the gravel road were pretty smooth. The last 6 miles... well.... let's say I don't recommend taking a passenger car on this adventure. No doubt in my mind you should take an off road vehicle with 4 wheel drive. I am very lucky I did not get stuck or break down driving a Chevy Sonic rental to this ghost town. I was not able to explore the entire ghost town and mines due to the roads being more than rough. I was diving over large rocks, extremely rutted paths along steep mountain slope roads with barely enough clearance on the side for the car I was driving. It was rough, scary, treacherous to say the least! The photos will tell the rest of the story. I also made a video of Delamar which will be uploaded as well. Delamar, Nevada (originally named Ferguson) was founded in In 1891 by prospectors John and Olivia Ferguson when they discovered gold around Monkeywrench Wash. A mining camp was then born. In April 1893, Captain Joseph Raphael De Lamar bought most of the high producing gold mines in the area for a whopping $150,000 and renamed the Ferguson camp as Delamar. Also in the same year, a newspaper called the Delamar Lode began publication and a post office was opened. It wasn't long before the town had more than 1,500 residents. There soon came a hospital, churches, opera house, school, many businesses, saloons and a theater. Entertainment was mostly brass bands, dance orchestras, and stage attractions at the opera house. From what I could tell during my exploration there are many foundations left of what looked to be mine worker housing. It looked to be rows of "apartment" complexes. Several long rows of foundations containing about 10 rooms each going up the mountain slope. Most of the buildings were built from native rock found in the area. By 1896, the mill was moving upwards of 260 tons of ore daily. Water for the camp was pumped from a well in Meadow Valley Wash, 12 miles away.Supplies, food, and most other goods were transported over 150 miles by mule teams over mountainous terrain from the railroad at Milford, Utah. Most of the gold was hauled out by mule teams as well. Delamar had the nickname "The Widow-Maker". This was because of the dry drilling method used to separate the gold from the quartzite it was found in. The dry milling of quartzite created a fine silica dust, also known as "death dust" which contains particles of glass like rock. When this fine dust was breathed it most often caused mine workers as well as nearby residents to develop a disease of the lungs called silicosis. This resulted in death, hence the nickname "The Widow-maker". It is said that there were over 400 widows living in Delamar at one point. Delamar produced over $25,000,000 in gold during it's life. The town was abandoned in 1909 when gold production slowed to a halt. At the turn of the 12th century Delamar was the leading producer of gold. I have read that people did go back to Delamar in the 1930s to continue mining but it only lasted a mere 5 years, don't take my word for this though because I do not know if it is a fact. You can find a longer description on my Facebook page Facebook.com/wurthit
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Cherry Creek mining town is located in northern White Pine County, in northeastern Nevada in the western United States. It is a census county division (CCD), with a population at the 2010 census of 72. Many historic structures, including a museum, an early one-room schoolhouse, and the Cherry Creek Barrel Saloon, still stand among more modern buildings. Cherry Creek | Nevada | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Creek,_Nevada Twitter | https://twitter.com/USAGhostTowns Tumblr | https://ameicanghosttowns.tumblr.com/ About my Channel. Welcome to my channel, the OFFICIAL home of American Ghost Towns, I make video's about Ghost Towns in America and other parts of the world, with the HISTORY and FACTS about these towns. Also video's about Travel and People. Don't Forget to Like, Share and Subscribe Here | https://www.youtube.com/c/AmericanGho... Thanks for visiting. #CherryCreek #CherryCreekGhostTown #AmericanGhostTowns #GhostTowns #Abandoned #CherryCreekMiningTown
Views: 3463 American Ghost Towns
Let's take a look at the mines that put Nevada on the map. The Mighty Comstock Lode. Plus we will be giving away another metal detector at the end of the month. https://www.patreon.com/askJeffWilliams
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In this video, I endeavor to spare you, my dear viewers, from having to make the long drive to the middle of nowhere in Nevada (along with the associated costs for fuel and damage to your vehicle on the rough road in). In addition, you are able to avoid the relatively long, hot hike up to this abandoned mine. And, of course, you are also spared from needing to spend any time underground in this sketchy abandoned mine as well. Now don’t get me wrong, we (usually) enjoy this sort of thing, but most probably would not… The mineral potential of this area was first recognized in the mid-1800s and a town and mill sprang up around the areas in the canyon that looked most promising very shortly thereafter. However, no one appears to have gotten rich here and (as with countless mining towns) everything slowly faded away, interspersed with only brief flurries of activity when new discoveries or economic conditions temporarily brought miners out into the hills again. There are surprisingly few records available on this specific mine. Although it is mentioned that work took place here in the 1930s, the only years that we could find production data for were for two years in the 1940s. This was primarily a gold mine, but some silver was extracted here as well. The official production figures were not terribly inspiring, but it seems that contemporary mining companies still poke around this site from time to time – even in those small, fractured stopes underground as could be seen from the surveyor’s flags... Although samples have been taken, to my knowledge, no modern exploratory work has been conducted. My exploring buddy on this trip was Mines of the West: https://www.youtube.com/user/GramVideos95 ***** 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: 60907 TVR Exploring
Go back in time and relive the old western mining camp as it really was. Hosted by Sourdough Slim ( aka Roy Williams ) in the rugged back country of the Mojave Desert. Enjoy. Jeff
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I recently had the opportunity to speak at Shooting the West, a photography convention held in Winnemucca, Nevada. While there, I couldn't resist the temptation to visit some of Humboldt County's abandoned mines and ghost towns. Join me for a quick look! Aerial Footage Courtesy of: Kippy Spilker, FAA Certified Drone Pilot Check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQlz9B-j6k1ZJImA0vLkP-w Music by: http://www.epidemicsound.com/ View my Photography: https://neillockhart.smugmug.com/GhostTownsandMining/GHOSTLY-Light/
Views: 584 Neil Lockhart Photography
I visited this historic ghost town and mining camp on the third day of my 2017 Nevada/Mojave ghost town trip. Most of the video features the large Fad Shaft mining complex. This mine was built to tap deep ore, but encountered insurmountable flooding problems and never went into production. This site was only accessible by drone. Go to this page on my website to see extensive photos of Ruby Hill, NV including structures not shown on this video: http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Ruby_Hill_NV.html Be sure to check out the rest of my videos from this trip! I've been photographically documenting ghost towns, mines, mining camps and other historic places since 1987. Ghost towns, mines and more: www.raydunakin.com Music: “Americana” by Kevin MacLeod Americana by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400037 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 1121 raydunakin
Welcome to Wonderhussy Adventure #170! People are always asking me if there are any ghost towns near Vegas. Unfortunately, because of rampant development in recent years, all the authentic old-timey stuff in the area has been bulldozed to make way for casinos and football stadia :-( But, we do have this charming little fake ghost town down by Lake Mojave -- just 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip! Techatticup (also known as Nelson or El Dorado Canyon) is the site of a historic gold mine (which you can tour!), and the owners have amassed an extraordinary collection of old cars, trucks, busses, antiques and mining equipment, strewn about the grounds amid a gathering of old wooden shacks and buildings. This is without question one of the coolest things to do within an hour's drive of Vegas, and it's FREE! I think they charge a nominal fee of around $20 if you want to do a "professional" photo shoot...but if you just want to poke around and take snapshots with your phone, all you have to do is sign a waiver inside the general store, stating that you won't sue if you step on a rattlesnake or a rusty nail. Good deal!! You can book mine tours and find more information at their website: http://www.eldoradocanyonminetours.com/index.html Check it out! wonderhussy wonder hussy vegas ghost town nelson ghost town vegas attractions vegas photo shoots vegas wedding venues unique vegas wedding vegas antiques vegas vintage cars international harvester metro van school bus RV conversion vandwelling RV living custom van conversions living in vintage trailer
Views: 111163 Wonderhussy Adventures
http://www.theinternationalbikinimodelsearch.com models come to The El Dorado Canyon for an awesome shoot through rustic looking old cars, trucks, conversion vans and Campers. Many interesting old tools, rocks and minerals historical markers, even a store, with old pictures and other antiques. IBMS models pose for different Photographers and we stop them in-between for interviews, and behind the scenes footage. Next time You're in the Las Vegas area I recommend checking out this place as it's pretty cool. You may just find some gold just like we did. http://www.primecutpro.com http://www.awesomedocumentary.com
Views: 26910 AwesomeDocumentary
The Nelson Ghost Town in Nevada is run by Tony Werly and his wife Bobbie. Besides the vintage cars, mining tours and old buildings in the makeshift mining town/camp they also have canoe and kayak rentals. Contact Information: HC62 Box 440 Nelson, NV 89046 Phone: 702-291-0026 Email: [email protected] Website: www.eldoradocanyonminetours.com
Views: 2131 Kool Buildings
The video features my visit to the Belleville Mine and Mill in Nevada. This is the first in a series of videos from my 2018 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. I'll soon be posting more videos from my trip. Music: "Beauty In A Song" by Justin R. Busch Licensed by AudioJungle https://audiojungle.net/item/beauty-in-a-song-country-instrumental/20552361
Views: 293 raydunakin
The Sylvania Mine Property, located in a remote area near the Nevada/California border, covers the old Bullion, 4 Aces and Sylvania Mines. The mine camp on the property has often been referred to as the “Ghost Town” Sylvania. But there was never any town of Sylvania, only the mine camp which was so expansive it had often been mistaken for an entire town. . . . . . Don't forget to check out our friends at TVR Exploring! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeD7ZrrrgGhkVhE5EIPrBwA They make a lot of rad videos exploring old, abandoned mines. If you want an in depth look at these abandoned mines, definitely go check them out!
Views: 3107 Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc.
http://nevadasilvertrails.com/videosphotos/ join us on this one day road trip from Tonopah, Nv. to the Ghost Towns of Belmont and Manhattan with a side trip to Round Mountain Gold. Round Mountain has a gold mine tour and is one of the largest gold mining operations in Nevada. We will also explore a museum which preserves the rich mining history of central nevada.
Views: 6204 roadjourneys
Exploring ghost towns and mining camps has been one of my hobbies for many decades, and here you will find a collection of photos taken mostly in White Pine County in northeastern Nevada. You'll find photos of Hamilton, Belmont Mill, Ward charcoal ovens, Shermantown, and many others. I love to hike and explore but I especially love to photograph old, rusty cars found rotting away in the desert. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
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Gold was discovered in Seven Troughs Canyon early in 1905. In 1907, a boom ensued when assays of $100,000 a ton was revealed. Miners flocked in , many from the Tonopah and Goldfield areas. In this same year, a townsite was platted out. Regular freight wagons carried supplies to and from the railroad station at Lovelock. In 1911, the "Kindergarten Mill," a 50-ton cyanide processing plant, was built at the east end of the town. By the end of 1907, the townsite was comprised of a post office, several saloons, stores, and a population of around 350. Seven Troughs produced almost two millions dollars in gold between 1908 and 1921. The town prospered for nearly a decade, then began a rapid decline after 1918, when the ore was depleted. By the 1920s, Seven Troughs was abandoned.
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This was kind of an odd abandoned mine… I often wonder how the miners know to start punching into the mountain in a particular spot, but that is especially the case with this one. I can only imagine that a prospector spotted a promising vein on the surface near the top of the mountain and followed it down into the earth (which would be where that void above the ore chute apparently connected with the surface). Without knowing where the vein ties into the surface, I cannot say why the miners chose to construct an incredibly long haulage adit rather than some sort of tram system. Perhaps they were extremely optimistic about the size of the vein and thought a haulage adit would be needed for the capacity of rock and ore they expected to move? Perhaps there is some physical barrier that makes construction of a tram system an impossible undertaking? Perhaps the miners simply didn’t have a lot of experience? I have learned not to play armchair general and second guess those who were there though. So, it is only with some reluctance that I mention that last possibility. With literally one ore chute in the entire mine, it is difficult to imagine that the miners involved in this project made a significant (if any) profit. The haulage adit they constructed was very long – far longer than is seen in the video as I had to edit much of it out in order to avoid putting you to sleep – and it would have been expensive and labor-intensive to burrow through the mountain like that. The drifts branching out around the ore chute tell me that the miners lost the vein they were following and were casting about trying to find it again or to locate a new one. Clearly, they were unsuccessful in doing so or this mine would be much larger than it is. That ore bin and the trestle over it on the surface were visually appealing, no? As I said in the video, if it were not for the metal frame surrounding it, I’m sure that would have collapsed by now. And, by the way, if anyone recognizes the remains of that metal equipment I showed against the cliff near the top of the ore bin, I’d love to know what that was. In case it wasn’t possible to tell in the video, the ore bin is sitting in the middle of a wash. At one time, trucks or wagons would have been brought straight up the wash and had the ore loaded directly into them. We could see the remains of the road on the hike in and much of the road was on the bottom of the wash itself where gravel (perhaps derived from the waste rock?) had been spread out to form a very nice road bed. However, water rushing through the wash over the decades has obliterated the road and returned the wash to its natural state. Very few sections remained that were still smooth gravel and even someone with a dirt bike would likely find it impossible to make it up to the mine without dismounting and walking in. ***** 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 see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my 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 colorful 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: 22142 TVR Exploring
The video features my visit to the Eureka Tunnel Mine in central Nevada. This is the fifth in a series of videos from my 2018 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. I have more videos from this trip coming soon. Music: “Easy Guitars“ by music doctor Licensed by AudioJungle https://audiojungle.net/item/easy-guitars/22058661 “Folk Acoustic Theme” by Stellar Tracks Licensed by AudioJungle https://audiojungle.net/item/folk-acoustic-theme/9017066
Views: 236 raydunakin
**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: 494690 TikiTrex
I make a road trip on US highway 50 and camp out in central Nevada and explore the ghost town of Berlin. Berlin was a mining town (Silver & Gold) in the late 1800's and is now preserved as a Nevada state park. I was the only one at this park at this time drove on highway 50 the loneliest road in America. Spanish Summer by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Front Porch Sitter by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Back To The Wood by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 5747 Base Camp Chris
This was probably my favorite place to explore ever. Hidden in the Arizona mountains sets Ruby, AZ the most well preserved ghost towns to exist.Also i hate that i must say this however the town was abandoned in the 40's but it was founded over 150 years ago making a 200 + year old town. So before you comment understand that. Subscribe to Tim. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRhTLMBV6dU74IvbO8SEJw patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4575018 spreadshirt: https://www.spreadshirt.com/user/301932432 Mail: P.O. Box 71031 Knoxville, TN 37938 Professional Inquires: [email protected] instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Exploration__Unknown/ twitter: https://twitter.com/explor8tion1 facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134993677132723
Views: 1312209 Exploration Unknown
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Views: 1047 Howie Roll
Consistent with its status as one of the biggest abandoned mines in Nevada, it requires a hike of thousands of feet and a significant elevation decline just to get down to where the underground workings really begin at this massive mine… As can be seen near the start of this video, there are twin portals and passages running parallel down to the underground workings. Our guess was that this was because one passage was for traffic entering the mine and the other for traffic departing the mine. Deep underneath the mountain, the passages converge on a main hub from which drifts branch out in all directions. At the heart of this hub is a breakroom and a large workshop. A large drift takes off to the right from the workshop, while to the left a drift meanders away and another passage descends deeper into the bowels of the mountain. In this first video, we explore the hub of the mine as well as the workings taking off to the left from the hub. Following the descending passage, we were eventually blocked by flooding as the mine workings continue deep beneath the water level inside of the mine. One can only imagine how many miles of workings are under those dark waters. Fortunately, the other main drift taking off to the left was on a slight upward incline and so the water drained down and (mostly) out. With the miles of underground workings at this abandoned mine stretching well into the double digits, one might expect there to be quite a lot of information available on this site. However, that is not the case. There is surprisingly little information to be found online and the various government agencies involved with this site have done a pretty thorough job of scrubbing references to it from their public databases. ***** 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: 93343 TVR Exploring
This is a video designed to help you find gold in Gold Canyon, Nevada. This area is just south east of Virginia City, next to the city of Dayton, and is located a few miles east of our state capitol, Carson City. The video covers access to the creek, bedrock types, and water flow.
Views: 754 callmeBe
Part 1 of 4. Learn the history of the silver rush in Nevada and how it shaped and how it shaped modern mining today.
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Probably less than a dozen people know about the historic miner’s cabin hidden away on this mining claim - and even fewer still know about the abundance of gold mines found here… It remains a secret because the people that do know where this is remain tight-lipped about it and this cabin and mines are located in an absolute black hole on topographic and other maps. There is simply nothing marked anywhere near here. With the contractors for the Forest Service, BLM, Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) programs, et al working overtime (with taxpayer money) to get all of these historic mines erased, it is very nice to be introduced to some gold mines that are not (currently) in danger of being permanently closed. It is a shame that we have to wallow in such secrecy simply to protect a historically significant site from the very entities that should be preserving it, but such is the upside down world we live in. The two adits featured in this video appear to be quite old. I was able to find a couple of references to the mines consolidated on this claim in mining journals dating back to the turn of the last century and they were described as already having been worked for a while at that time. So, initial work here probably dates back to around the time of California’s “Gold Rush” era. The earliest gold miners in California were placer miners. However, when the easy pickings from the surface were worked out, they became lode miners and headed underground to start chasing the veins where the gold in the creeks originated from (some underground miners also chased the rich placer left behind by ancient river channels that were buried millions of years ago). The little hole by the creek under the huge boulder would have been referred to as a “coyote hole” by the miners of the time. These were in abundance along the creeks and rivers of California in the early days as the miners pursued gold flakes and nuggets back into the rocks and gravel lining the waterways. So, it seems likely that the small adit we visited first would have been the one developed initially and then the larger adit punching into the hard rock would have come along later. In further support of the idea that these mines are older rather than newer is that, although it may possibly have been there at one point, there was no sign of rail at the mines we visited. The claim owner also stated that he has never seen any sign of rail here either. It is not difficult to imagine a swarm of miners crawling all over these canyon walls like ants during the “Gold Rush” era, churning up the creeks and digging out coyote holes. This initial surge of miners, however, would have been followed by a more patient, more sophisticated group of miners that had an eye on heading underground. At the second adit shown in this video, for example, you could have had something like a father and son team or two brothers slowly working away at that lode mine for years, chasing those quartz veins and hauling load after load of ore and waste rock out in wheelbarrows. I’m giving more of a general feel for the area with these videos rather than showing every single bit of mining history present as both sides of this canyon are covered in mines and the remains of mining equipment. We’ll see more of that in the next video. ***** 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 see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines that I have explored: 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 colorful 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. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
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This is Manhattan, Nevada, founded in 1908. The large gold operations are now all defunct. It is not quite a ghost town because there are still people living there. And there is a library open two days per week. Two very large open-pit mines remain, along with equipment, as seen in the video.
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Chinese Camp is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. The population was 126 at the 2010 census, down from 146 at the 2000 census. It lies in the grassy foothills of the Sierra Nevada near the southern end of California's Gold Country. Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music I will not attempt to contact with the artists who created the audio file(s) Link To Bodie California Ghost Town Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v_BkxQuy1o
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The Lodi Mine site, located just outside of Fallon, Nevada, is dominated by an industrial sized headframe and ore bin combination. Standing roughly 30 feet tall, the structure serviced a double compartment decline shaft. The shaft decline quickly turns into a 90 degree run, but will need some clearing to be accessed again. Based on the waste dumps on the claim, the shaft is likely 150-200′ with about 300-500′ of drifting at unknown levels.
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S3 E14 Getting to the Delamar Ghost Town in Nevada is an adventure in of itself. Once there, I also explore a closed gold mine! This is part one of a two part video. Next time, I explain the Ghost Town's history as I explore on foot! Check out my favorite Headlamp on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WQonTD SUPPORT MY CHANNEL! ***JOIN PATREON FOR MORE VIDEOS & BEHIND-THE-SCENES *** https://www.patreon.com/CarolynsRVLife *** MAKE A ONE-TIME CONTRIBUTION *** https://www.paypal.me/carolynsrvlife ****SHOP MY AMAZON STORE**** As an Amazon Affiliate, every purchase you make through the link below helps me earn commission! https://www.amazon.com/shop/carolynsrvlife ***SHOP TEES, HOODIES, MUGS, STICKERS AND MORE*** https://teespring.com/stores/carolyns-rv-life **** EMAIL ME **** Comments: http://CarolynsRVLife.com/contact ***BUSINESS AND SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES*** Business at CarolynsRVLIFE dotCOM ***A Special Thank you to Patron “VIDEO PRODUCERS” *** Dave C, Heather G, Donna W, ***E-BOOK - YOUTUBE MARKETING GUIDE*** By Carolyn Higgins of Carolyn's RV Life - How I Got 20,000 YouTube Subscribers in 40 Days, The Complete Marketing Guide http://www.carolynsrvlife.com/20000-youtube-subscribers-40-days/ ****CAMERA GEAR**** DJI OSMO Handheld Camera: https://amzn.to/2IEA8Jl GoPro Hero 5 Session: https://amzn.to/2GFr0ON GoPro Suction Mount (for dashcam): https://amzn.to/2Lj39HY Cell Phone shots: Samsung Galaxy S7 : http://amzn.to/2xG52bp Drone: DJI Phantom 3 Standard (Special Thank You to "A"): http://amzn.to/2xEUrgP Main Video Camera: Sony Handycam FDR-AX33 http://amzn.to/2xJaHzd Point and Shoot: Canon PowerShot G7 XMark: https://amzn.to/2RbOlNT Tripod - Albott 70": http://amzn.to/2fVawaJ Monopod: http://amzn.to/2wY5N2h Selfie stick/tripod: https://amzn.to/2IDC1WL Video Editing Software: Corel VideoStudio X10: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8303439-12502718 MUSIC CREDITS: Music Purchased through Artlist unless otherwise stated - click here for info https://artlist.io/Carolyn-153819 Rattlesnake Fry by Or Moran Front Porch Tune by Or Moran PHOTOS CREDITS: All photos and videos property of Carolyn R Higgins and Carolyn's RV Life. All Rights Reserved. CarolynsRVLife.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertisingfees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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Gold and silver were mined in and around Cherry Creek in the 1870s and 1880s. Travel back in time as we take a look at this historic mining district. The Pony Express riders traveled thru this area in 1860-1861.
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Goldfield High School, opened in 1907, is an abandoned school in the desert town of Goldfield, Nevada. With a final graduating class of 1947 and final overall elementary class of 1953, the school has sat vacant for over 60 years. On this trip, we received a personal tour of the entire building from top to bottom. Classrooms, bathrooms, chemistry lab, teachers' lounge, principal's office, and even the principal's toilet. Currently there are restoration efforts underway to preserve the building and immortalize a valuable piece of history. To learn more about the school or Goldfield, visit the Goldfield Historical Society at http://goldfieldhistoricalsociety.com. Music: "Going Higher" by Bensound (http://bensound.com)
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Subscribe! http://full.sc/1o4TTJn TWITTER: http://full.sc/1h0GJ6n California's official gold mining ghost town, Bodie was once notorious as the wildest town in the West. From 1877 to 1888, the community swelled to more than 10,000 residents and produced over $35 million in gold and silver. Now a State Historic Park, Bodie is the largest unrestored ghost town in the West
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Spent a day exploring the many abandoned mines around the Nevada towns of Goldfield, Beatty, and Goodsprings. Most of the mines had no names, but one was called the Mayflower Mine located near Beatty.
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Goldfield, Nevada! This once used to be a thriving town, but once the mines dried up, very little is left! We ate in the local cafe and met the owners of the radio station while visiting. They invited us back to have a tour of the radio station, it was a really fun experience! We will definately stop by next time we pass by! Goldfield is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States. It is a census-designated place (CDP), with a resident population of 268 at the 2010 census, down from 440 at the 2000 census. It is located 247 miles (398 km) southeast of Carson City, along U.S. Route 95. Goldfield was a boomtown in the first decade of the 20th century due to the discovery of gold — between 1903 and 1940, Goldfield's mines produced more than $86 million. Much of the town was destroyed by a fire in 1923, although several buildings survived and remain today, notably the Goldfield Hotel, the Consolidated Mines Building (the communications center of the town until 1963), and the schoolhouse. Gold exploration continues in and around the town today. Video Title: Goldfield Old Mining Town - FULL VIDEO TOUR (Goldfield, Nevada) Video File Created Date: 10 November 2014 (Video may or may not have been captured on this date, it shows the date the video was last converted.) -- Video Uploaded and Managed using YouTube Bulk Uploader for the Lazy! -- Manage and Auto-Tag your YouTube videos offline... Then upload! -- http://ginkosolutions.com/youtube-bulk-uploader/ -- GinkoSolutions.com
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From abandoned mining towns with no more gold, to haunted places, here are 10 Mysterious Ghost towns in the US GET TO DYNAMITE TV AND SUBSCRIBE ! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf35rv_-9uZiXjOi51t3JQ Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 5. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 4. Salton Sea Gallons of water were sent gushing into a dry lake bed after a storm caused an irrigation canal to flood and break in the Colorado River. So the Salton Sea is basically lucky to exist in that sense. A resort town was built near this body of water, which became a popular location for boating. Many people once flocked here to soak up the sun, go jet skiing and drive fancy yachts in the booming 50’s and 60’s. Stars like the Beach Boys and Bono would encore this lake, right in the heart of California’s desert. It’s probably now the last place you’d want to go on vacation unless you enjoy putrid odors and some of those boats are left abandoned on this decaying lake.. Not all good things last forever and this place quickly turned into an ecological nightmare due to pesticides and fertilizers from nearby farms and the irrigation system. It’s seen as one of California’s biggest environmental blunders of all time It became much too polluted to sustain life even for fish. The inhabitants quickly fled once the smell of the water became unbearable. To this day, dead fish litter the once popular beaches, leaving a rotten egg like smell that would be enough to scare off any urban explorer and it’s certainly not good for tourism. The size of the lake continues to shrink even in 2017 and the smell of rotting fish will continue to get worse. 3. St Elmo Colorado Don’t forget the rockie mountains also have their fair share of gold as well. And where there was once gold, there are abandoned towns.This places is located in the Sawatch Mountains and features well-preserved wooden buildings from the 1880’s after the gold and silver mines sprung up. The town had a general store, a town hall, 5 hotels, dancing halls and saloons during it’s peak around the 1890’s the resources were mined and not much else was left, the railroad was closed so no one kept on coming here. Some residents seemed to stay until 1952 when the postal service was cut off. If you don’t mind high elevation at 9,961 feet, this might be an enjoyable place to visit and it’s our ghost town with the highest elevation on this list.. It’s also one of Colorado’s maintained ghost towns. 2. Virginia City, Nevada Virginia city grew quickly in the 1850’s and 60’s after the huge discovery of the comstock lode which was a major silver deposit in the sierra nevada mountains,. But once the silver was gone, everyone fled the city. You can actually explore one of our most mysterious ghost towns in the US on google maps. Check out the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, which is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past!
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Take a street ride thru the desert to Gold Point Nevada and a narrated tour of this amazingly well preserved Gold Mining Ghost Town in the high Nevada Desert. Soundtrack: Carter Burwell "Way Out There"-Raising Arizona Movie Ry Cooder "Paris Texas" covered by Jacques Stotzem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsT_-4Inyvc Bob Hobert! "Shenandoah"
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Rochester is the collective name for three different sites: Rochester Heights, Upper Rochester and Lower Rochester, spread out along a 3 mi (4.8 km) stretch of Rochester Canyon. When gold was discovered here in the 1860s by immigrants from Rochester, New York, there was only one camp, at the upper end of the canyon. Later this became known as Rochester Heights (often, along with Upper Rochester, called “Old Town”). Exploration and mining was on a fairly small scale from the 1860s, with the ore processed on a small scale, or shipped by wagon to larger towns for milling. Although there was always a presence of sorts in Rochester from 1861 on, it was not until a discovery by Joseph Nenzel of rich silver ore in 1912 that Rochester became a true boom town. By November 1912, as word of the find spread, people streamed into the area. The town expanded and Upper Rochester came into being, as well as the beginnings of what became known as Lower Rochester. Rochester Heights was soon lumped in with Upper Rochester, and those towns became collectively known as Old Town, with Lower Rochester being the new town. Rochester Canyon is a fairly narrow canyon, with steep slopes on either side of the narrow canyon floor, and so the camps tended to spread down the canyon, rather than outwards. As more and more people came to the area, the two camps soon boasted saloons, hotels and other businesses. Upper and Lower Rochester became thriving mining sites, with a population exceeding 1,500. Most of the commercial district was in Upper Rochester, with Lower Rochester having the mill and other mining support facilities. The town boasted of having The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1914, the Nevada Short Line Railway extended its tracks from Oreana, which was east of Rochester. The railway was then operating up into Limerick Canyon from Oreana, but a spur was built which branched off into Rochester Canyon as far as Lower Rochester. In August 1915, the railway extended the tracks up the canyon through Upper Rochester to reach the mine at the end of the canyon, with the intention that the ore could be hauled down to the milling operations in Lower Rochester. The operation of the railroad was undependable at best, however. Equipment difficulties (the railroad was using old second-hand locomotives), fires and accidents, along with the vagaries of the management of the railway (it went into receivership in late 1915, but was given one last chance by a District Court judge in Reno to be profitable), meant that the mines could never depend entirely on the railroad. The railway struggled to make a profit and to operate on a reasonable schedule through 1915 and into 1916, but the mines were not happy about the service. Finally, having had enough, the mine announced in September 1916 that it would build a tramway from the mines down to the mill in Lower Rochester. By mid-1917, the tramway was in operation and the days of the Nevada Short Line were numbered. It again went into receivership in 1918, and finally by 1919 it was completely shut down and the equipment was sold off. The rails were ripped up and completely gone by 1920. Transportation problems did not stop mining; the mine continued to operate until 1942, producing over $9 million in silver and gold. Rochester as a town, however, began to wane slowly after 1922, and by 1926 the post office had closed, as had many businesses. After 1942, the mine was shuttered for long periods, operating only intermittently as silver and gold prices warranted. Most people had completely left the area by 1951 and at best there was “caretaker” status by a few resolute souls who lived on and off in the few remaining buildings. In 1986, Coeur d'Alene Mines began large scale open pit mining operations on Nenzel Hill and beyond. This new operation (Coeur Rochester, and in 2003 the nearby Packard Mine) has buried nearly all of Upper Rochester under large mine tailing piles. Lower Rochester still has many foundations and some wooden structures, one of which is the remains of a large mill building. Additionally, the remains of the wood towers for the tramway can still be seen on the hillside, and the old rail bed of the Nevada Short Line can be followed much of the way through the canyon.
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Tungsten mines never seem to disappoint and this abandoned tungsten mine in Nevada is no exception… The old cars and trucks on the way in were just a nice bonus! This mine delivers a fantastic wooden headframe, impressive woodwork underground and ballroom-sized stopes. The last record of production here was in 1963, which is actually somewhat later than most tungsten mines that we have visited. World War II triggered a huge rush for tungsten, but the momentum for this boom ran out in the 1950s and the majority of tungsten mines closed during that decade. It is a shame that the lower levels of this mine were flooded as, if the rest was any indication, I’m sure they are impressive as well. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate a map of the underground workings that we could not access. That’s a very dry part of Nevada and so I was somewhat surprised by the amount of water present. Well, actually, I should say that I THOUGHT that was a very dry part of Nevada. ***** 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 see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my 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 colorful 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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So you want to be a Hard Rock Gold Miner......Well this is what it looks like when people come out with us and yeah your gonna get wet.... https://www.patreon.com/askJeffWilliams We took our first group out of Premium Patrons out to Mt Wilson Ranch for 3 days of serious Hard Rock Gold mining and was rewarded with an Ounce of Gold. We want to give a great Big Cowboy Shout out and Yeehaw to all the fantastic people that made this trip so wonderful. People like Larry Englehart, Robert Cartwright, Gary Bast, Max Barry, Kristopher Young, Brad Arkle, Martin Neff and Eric Bogossian. So ....Ready here we go !!! YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAWWW !!!!! We hope to see you all again and hopefully get 5 ounces of that Yellow metal. We want to thank David out at 911 Metallurgist for the 3 by 4 Jaw Crusher. If you would like your own then get a hold of David and let him know that Jeff and Slim sent you for some really great deals on Small portable Jaw Crushers. https://www.911metallurgist.com/equipment/product-tag/prospectors/ also we want to thank Doc out at Gold Hog for the Great Clean up sluice. They work great at getting the Black Sand away from the Gold. http://www.goldhog.com/ We want to thank Steve out at Make Your Own Gold Bars for the great K & M Impact mills. They come in Gas and Electric and if you tell them Jeff and Slim sent you he will give you a great deal on one. http://www.makeyourowngoldbars.com/rock-crushers And we want to thank Mike Pung at Gold Cube for the great stack that really made getting the Gold so much easier. Thanks Mike. https://goldcube.net/ Here is to all the great folks out at Mt Wilson Ranch who made this trip so enjoyable with the great rooms and wonderful food. Thanks Jeff, Nic Nack and Ron. Really appreciate all your hard work for making the trip so enjoyable. We also want to thank all of our Patrons for which this video and these trips are made possible. We couldn't do it with out you . Thank You. Jeff and Slim
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Founded in 1862 Osceola is truly an old west mining town. The largest gold nugget ever found in Nevada was found right here. Explore this fascinating and historic part of old Nevada.
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