LOG CABIN MINE
The Log Cabin mine is one of our favorite sites! We think exploring this site is what exploring ghost towns used to be like 50 years ago! We can tell by the old equipment in the junkyard that this site was mined first back in the early 1900's and then reworked as late as the 1980's. All the equipment inside the mill buildings (and there was a TON of equipment) is in fantastic shape! We even found a brand new engine! The tag was still attached!
The inside of the mill buildings offered lots to explore! Cat was in heaven!
The woodworking shack still had its saw all set up and ready to go. And we found a handfull of mining drills just waiting to be used!
Check this out! Along with the other cool stuff that we found here (like the horse drawn whim above right) we also found this old mine cage! This was worked off an air compressor (also still there) and the ore cart tracks still lead into the opening! Only a few times have we found a mine cage like this one - a very cool site to ghost town buffs like us!
The mine itself looked very deep but we couldnt begin to know the actual depth as we couldnt see the bottom. We've been told that the mine is flooded at around the 200 foot level.
The junkyard was filled with equipment dating back to the first mining attempt here.