In an old historical mining area in west central Wyoming one can find many old gold mines. Some are just areas of slumped ground where a mine entrance had been filled in. Others were complete complexes of many buildings, and some were Just unmarked concrete shafts that you could easily fall into if you werent careful. Its an area that you definitely will want to tread carefully in.
Below are a few photos of various mines in the area, the most interesting one was sealed up tight and appears to have been done recently however the buildings themselves are an amazing piece of history. There is much to see in the area however time constraints and lack of a better off road vehicle didnt allow us to see all that we would have liked to see.
A filled in mine shaft
an open concrete mine shaft
It was a long ways down – watch your step around here
Mine cart rails near the head frame building leading towards the mill
Where the carts were dumped into the mill below
Head frame building
Looking down at the mill – Sealed up very well
Arilem walking along the rails
Bunkhouse and head frame
Over all site – Mill is not visible though
Another nearby mine that is very closely watched
Another nearby mine that is being restored / preserved