The mill at the site of the May Lundy Mine

Lundy Canyon, The May Lundy Mine

Lundy Canyon is a gorgeous site just northwest of Mono Lake. The canyon itself has about 10 separate mines through out the canyon, all of which are fantastic exploring. Our favorite is the May Lundy Mine.
The May Lundy mine is accessed via an old jeep trail. While Cat and I hiked the 3 1/2 miles to the mill site the "jeeper" in Cat was navigating the trail. She only deemed one spot "sketchy" the rest she thought would be a great trail! However, this site is accessed strictly by foot, the site of the May Lundy is within wilderness boundaries.

May Lundy adit in 1998 May Lundy adit in 2002 Looking inside the mine through the gate A view of the May Lundy mill site from the mine tailings above
The photos above were taken at the May Lundy mine haulage tunnel entrance. The actual mine is high above the site via a difficult and sometimes very faint trail. You can see those photos at the bottom of this page.
At some point there was a fire here which left all the equipment but burned down the mill itself. We counted four stamp batteries with 5 rock crushers inside each, four ore cars, and other assorted cool stuff! Cat was thrilled!

A panoramic of the mill site

Some of the mill equipment thats in fantastic shape!

You can see the stamps and the ore cars in this photo

One of the stamps with 5 rock crushers inside Ripley enjoying the day at Lundy

Our buddy Jami checking out the site in 1998 Equipment at the May Lundy with Crystal Lake in the background

An oven overturned Bricks overflow from the oven

A brick from the oven made at the Ramsey quarry

A compressor or engine of some kind Not sure what this is exactly

Ore Cars! Cat pondering the ways to hike out with an ore car

Ore car wheels Cat tests the weight of the wheels

A huge wheel at the mill Assorted equipment wheels

House at the edge of Crystal Lake Foundations

We found one foundation of a house and then this fallen down cabin. Looks like this was a combination of sleeping quarters and ore processing site.

the fallen down cabin at the May Lundy

a trunk of some kind found at the house Cat and Ripley at the May Lundy mine at Crystal Lake

Mill vats? Hot tubs?


These photos were taken at the Upper May Lundy area.










At the site of the upper May Lundy mine we found a bunkhouse, a cookhouse,and the remains of several stoves.




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