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Vulture Mine Maricopa County Slide Show [View]  
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Accident Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Ada H. Mine Elko County Photos [View]  
Addison Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Alice Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Anchor Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Anniversary Mine / The Narrows  Clark County Slide Show [View]  
Arden Plaster Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Argentena Mine & Mill Clark County Photos [View]  
Azurite Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Badger Lead Mine Elko County Photos [View]  
Barefoot Boy Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Belmont Mill White Pine County Slide Show [View]  
Betty O'Neal Mine Lander County Photos [View]  
Black Forest Mine Elko County Photos [View]  
Bonnie Claire Nye County Photos [View]  
Boss Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Bullion Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Carrara - Marble Quarry Nye County Photos [View]  
Chiquita Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Clementina Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Columbia Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Copper Flower Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Delamar [The Widow Maker] Lincoln County Slide Show [View]  
Frederickson Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Golden Chariot Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Goodsprings Mining District Clark County Photos [View]  
Green Copper Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Green Monster Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Groom Mining District Lincoln County Photos [View]  
Historic Railroad Trail Clark County Slide Show [View]  
Hoodoo Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Houghton (Victory) Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Ingomar & Milford No.2 Mines Clark County Photos [View]  
Ireland Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Iron Gold Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Keystone Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Kirby Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Latham (Kille) Mine Elko County Photos [View]  
Lavina Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Lincoln Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Magnolia Gold Mine Lincoln County Photos [View]  
Middlesex Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Milford Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Monarch Mine Elko County Photos [View]  
Monte Cristo Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Oro Amigo Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Picture Rock Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Pilgrim Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Porter Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Potosi Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Prairie Flower Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Red Rock Mercury Mine Esmeralda County Photos [View]  
Root Mine (Bonanza Hill Mine) Clark County Photos [View]  
Ruby Hill Mine & Mill Eureka County Photos [View]  
Singer Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Speeter Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Spelter Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Star Mine (Star Prospect) Clark County Photos [View]  
Sultan Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Tiffin Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Valentine Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Whale Mine Clark County Photos [View]  
Yellow Pine Mine Clark County Photos [View]  

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Danger

DO NOT ENTER old mines, especially without having the proper equipment.  NEVER enter by yourself!  We use headlamps for light, with several back up flash lights.  We carry a multi-gas sensing meter that measures the oxygen level, as well as methane gas level; however, we do NOT carry rescue breathing equipment.  Bad air is a reality for many old mines - carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases collect in lower levels of many mines, as well as in many isolated pockets of the twists & turns of many mines (and you will NOT be able to smell the bad gas before it overwhelms you).  We carry extra batteries, rescue ropes, first aid kits, and plenty of water.  We also carry a satellite personal locater called a Spot GPS Meter that sends an email w/GPS coordinates via satellite to love-ones before we enter stating our location and that we are OK.  We do it again upon leaving the mine to let them know we’re out and safe; this meter also has the capability of sending a help signal and/or alerting 911 via satellite providing GPS coordinates – of course it doesn’t work within the mine itself.  The BLM strongly advises to not enter these old mines, so if you choose to do so, it is solely at your own risk.  Some mines, like the Bullion mine, have steep & deep drop-offs, as well as difficult-to-see vertical shafts, which could be impossible to get back up out of.  Also, even though you may see extensive use of wood ladders, shoring and support platforms inside old mines, this wood is very old and unstable; much of it is rotted (along with corroded nails & bolts) and WILL NOT support your weight.  So please enjoy these photos but do not try to enter any old mines.

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