About: Historic Gold Mine & Mill Deep In The Forest – Part 1
This is a Great video I enjoyed reading the information on this mill, I have been watching your videos for a while now and I would love to see a mill like this but there is no way that you could get me underground as deep as you Guys go. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Have you found any abandoned diggings in the Lassen Forest area? I grew up in Mineral Ca, which is in Tehama County, and in Elementary School we would cross country ski out to an old copper mine in the winter months.
Looks like water, timbers and maybe steps/stairs.
Looks like a cordless grinder w/metal cutting disks could be an addition to the pack tools.
Did the forest service destroy all of the buildings and mill? Or just what?
Gotta be safe in the woods, oh wow a cemetery cool
It almost seems as if the buildings were blown apart at the mine's end of life?!
Very cool video. I live in Georgia and have explored several old Gold Mines in North Georgia (location of first Gold rush in the United States) and I always love seeing the old equipment and imagining how it must have looked when it was operational. The grave site was very cool. I also always imagine the men that worked these old mines all those years ago and imagine what it would have been like. These old mines are true pieces of history and a look into day gone by. Good shooting as well!
Being in California, shoot them while you still can.
WHAT IS CALI SO SCARED OF PEOPLE GETTING UNDER GROUND FOR?
Not sure if this is the same stamp machine but this one in the video I'm supplying here is of an operating Mill in Apache Junction, AZhttps://youtu.be/ZVsTY1GeFHc
How about some loctions and GPS coordinates?
You can buy Chicago Pneumatic tools (CP) at Harbor Freight today. In fact, I just purchased a nice CP air compressor; although I would imagine it's made in China or somewhere other than the USA. I've seen Union Ironworks of San Francisco stamp mills in the Boise Basin of Idaho. After the turn of the century they began to build ships, and built the first steel hulled ship on the west coast; Union Ironworks 1849 - 1949. A few years back one of the residents of Idaho City, in the Boise Basin, refurbished and had a three stamp mill operating just for demonstration purposes.
Not that YOU would ever do this, but does anyone ever find a way to squeeze through those bat cages? There's an old tin mine not far from me that has one of those in place. I sure would like to find a way in.
Keep in mind, I'm no adrenaline junkie. If things looked ugly, I would chicken out so fast!
The Forest Service are a bunch of thieves. They have contractors haul the equipment off then split the profits.
Check out the 3 cylinder (if I remember right...) model in Jerome, AZ, up the hill from town at the old mine site. Used to be for 5 bucks the owner would fire it up using an old tractor to run a compressor to provide air pressure to get the main engine running. He would make it backfire a time or two to as he put it remind the Jerome residents that the engine was still operable.
Were these buildings intentionally demolished with an excavator or whatever ? Doesn't look like natural degradation did it.
I love old machinery like this.Thank you for sharing and documenting this
What an incredible find would have been amazing to see in its hayday. It's a shame as these treasures should be preserved and kept as theres so much valuable history here. But then this is California and nothing that this state does makes sense...