Category Archives: Nevada

“DRV Mine”

On a recent trip to Nevada, we completed our initial exploration of the “DRV Mine”, a mine which we had discovered earlier in the year but were unable to explore due to time constraints. The ‘DRV’ is a more modern abandoned mine then most, having only been developed during the gold boom of the 1980’s.
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“Pontiac” Mine

The “Pontiac Mine” originally dates to the 1920’s, though it has a fairly extensive period of mining activity. Most recent work seems to date to the mid-1980’s when multiple stopes were worked and drifts drilled. With the price of gold increasing and mining companies claiming previously abandoned mines, we learned in mid-2008 that drilling was to begin around the “Pontiac” with future plans of an open pit mine on the horizon.
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“Chips Ahoy Mine”

On a cold New Year’s Day in 2008, Guy and I found ourselves out in the Nevada desert (once again) in search of a seldom visited mine (once again!). With access being difficult, the terrain rough and rugged, the prospects of finding a relatively untouched mine seemed high to us. Up canyons, along cliffs, across ridges we hiked until we reached our destination, the Chips Ahoy Mine!
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Toquima Petrogylphs

Back in the summer of 2008 I had the pleasure of traveling some of Nevada’s back roads with some good friends who knew the country well. One of the sites we visited during the trip was a petrogylph site located in the Toquima Mountains. This site with two large panels and multiple smaller panels occurs on some welded tuff boulders high above the canyon below.
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