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King Midas Mine

On a warm spring day in 2008, Guy and I hiked to the seldom visited King Midas Mine high in the Funeral Mountains of Death Valley National Park. Located near the world famous Keane Wonder Mine, the King Midas often gets overlooked due to its short production history, a more modern mining period and little written history.
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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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