Old mines, ghost towns, etc......

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Trik - where was the 4th photo taken ... the one with the vehicle in the rock formation / cave-looking thing?
That's the upper stope at the French Mine in the Similkameen. From what I hear they have blocked it off due to vandalism. The whole area is fantastic. The Mascot Mine is probably the most famous old mine in the area.
 

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That's the upper stope at the French Mine in the Similkameen. From what I hear they have blocked it off due to vandalism. The whole area is fantastic. The Mascot Mine is probably the most famous old mine in the area.
Thanks - it is way cool.
 

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What a sweet thread! I'll second an earlier post, I love rusty stuff!

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This is @bawesomfels old XJ when we were out exploring AZ north of Phoenix. I guess I'm not exactly sure on location, he could probably fill in exactly where we were, we went solo in his rig. Few old concrete structures, water tower, and a large iron hopper that the pic was taken from.

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This is at the abandoned SASCO mining town north of Tucson AZ. Played a lot of airsoft (with permission of the land owners) out there when I was going to school in Tucson. There are a bunch of cool old concrete structures out there including a very large 20+ft tall hexagonal forge and a stretch of tall concrete pylons that supported rails for the trains that brought ore to SASCO. There are also a few brick buildings nearby the dirt road to SASCO and a water crossing as well. Usually it was less than 12" deep and a stock 4WD made it through just fine, but we did have to push out someone's 90s Explorer once that the owner had hydrolocked. Never drove further than the mine but I'm sure there are some good trails out there. Exit 226 off the I-10 for the curious...
 

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What a sweet thread! I'll second an earlier post, I love rusty stuff!

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This is @bawesomfels old XJ when we were out exploring AZ north of Phoenix. I guess I'm not exactly sure on location, he could probably fill in exactly where we were, we went solo in his rig. Few old concrete structures, water tower, and a large iron hopper that the pic was taken from.
I got you fam, here's the lat/ long for our little adventure in the XJ. 33°57'53.78"N 112°29'6.75"W
 
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Anyone happen to have a map or locations around southern California or close to? I'd love to plan a trip just around seeing some of these style sites.
 

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We don't have a whole lot of mining in Oklahoma, except for America's most toxic ghost town, Picher, Ok.
But I do also have a thing for ghost towns, old homesteads, old schools, bridges, and cemeteries.
Here are a few of mine, more can be found on the Day of Dirt Adventure facebook page: Day of Dirt Adventure
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That's the upper stope at the French Mine in the Similkameen. From what I hear they have blocked it off due to vandalism. The whole area is fantastic. The Mascot Mine is probably the most famous old mine in the area.
Vandals absolutely infuriate me. The worst kind of alpha hotels... There used to be an awesome 4x4 route that went along Chilliwack lake almost to the border, but they blocked it at some point due to...you guessed it, vandals.
 
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I’ve recently became interested in mining. I can’t believe I’ve missed this thread all these years.
Same here. I was driving thru southwest Colorado years back and since I had a 4x4 I decided to venture off onto some side roads off Hwy 550. Ended up seeing some some old abandoned mines and then went on a tour of a old mine outside Silverton and was really fascinated by it all. I could easily make a trip just out of seeing old mines...
 
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We don't have a whole lot of mining in Oklahoma, except for America's most toxic ghost town, Picher, Ok.
But I do also have a thing for ghost towns, old homesteads, old schools, bridges, and cemeteries.
Here are a few of mine, more can be found on the Day of Dirt Adventure facebook page: Day of Dirt Adventure
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Just love the old bridge to nowhere, and those stone, rail line abutment's on the abandoned grade.