#327 The Last of the Mines we explore in California…The War Eagle often visited by many explorers.

#327 The Last of the Mines we explore in California…The War Eagle often visited by many explorers.

This will be our very last trip in the War Eagle and Tecopa County. We go way into the ends of the mine to show you never seen before footage. This is one of the largest and often explored mine in California, now with a nasty new owner!
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  1. Sue Cooke on March 23, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Excellent explore, thank you so much Frank & Sharon. Really interesting. I was thinking the exact same thing just as Sharon said "Like a drawbridge.." Must be the way the female mind works! Stay safe both of you. Take care.

  2. Brett Jones on March 23, 2023 at 8:44 am

    top stuff Frank Sharon.

  3. William Wintemberg on March 23, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I really enjoyed this explore! It’s a shame you are done with these mines but I don’t blame you. Thanks Frank and Sharon!

  4. LBCAndrew on March 23, 2023 at 8:46 am

    It’s a real shame what has happened to this once great state. They are hell bent on ruining anything that isn’t directly related to enslaving you into the 9to5 economy. I grew up hunting and fishing whenever i had some free time here and now it’s next to impossible or at the very least not worth the time and money required.

  5. Robin Merry on March 23, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Looked good fun , what a huge mine is there much silver left in the ground

  6. Roger Smith on March 23, 2023 at 8:47 am

    TVR specializes in CA. You could ask him where to go. Hes usually northern CA. where the 1849 gold rush was.

  7. The Goldey Family on March 23, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Frank the Tank!

  8. Technology Innovation on March 23, 2023 at 8:48 am

    War Eagle Mine? With a dumbass name like that, it’s a miracle the mine wasn’t brickwall 3′ deep.

    Roll Tide, ya’ll!

  9. TED C on March 23, 2023 at 8:48 am

    Murphys law kinda says if you are in mine a lot in California. The will be an earthquake.
    I wonder what the miners felt in there

  10. Iain Weller on March 23, 2023 at 8:49 am

    This has been an amazing adventure Frank and Sharon, love those mine carts and lots of levels, thanks for sharing.

  11. Barbara Robinson on March 23, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Super photography Sharon. This mine just keeps on going so glad you continued the exploration. More interesting machinery and structures, so fascinating. It looked pretty sketchy in that last little bit. Love and respect to you both. .❤👷🏻‍♂⛏👷🏻‍♀⛏ ❤

  12. hookys prospecting on March 23, 2023 at 8:52 am

    well mate that mine was so awesome thank you

  13. James Crothers on March 23, 2023 at 8:53 am

    Thanks, Frank & Sharon, that one was another big one!
    And yes, I SMASHED that like button, as everybody should.
    I did notice you found a place you could crawl into lol.
    May your journey always be safe and long.

  14. Edna Fruchey on March 23, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Sharon is going this is a women way ain’t no man way . That’s if you want some more of those yummy lunches in the near future mate.

  15. pethoviejo on March 23, 2023 at 9:00 am

    One hell of a mine. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Glenn Judd on March 23, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Big rooms ! Very interesting ! Who left the beer ?
    Must be ghost out in the mine !

  17. Bubu2525 H on March 23, 2023 at 9:02 am

    California a Great place to be from…The farther away from there the better eff those soy boys many other places to explore 👍🏼👍🏼

  18. henry muzgay on March 23, 2023 at 9:02 am

    did you get your rope back ????

  19. Michael Free on March 23, 2023 at 9:04 am

    16:00 Ford Flathead, looks like a 1946-1948 24 stud 59A casting. If anyone cares how I know… it’s a flat deck with round central and oval upper water passages, but there’s no extra water passage on the front of the block. Didn’t see a head sitting around, but could be an Onan or Schramm or something down there. Compressor conversion units, one bank was left stock and the other bank served as a 4 cylinder air compressor with a custom head.

  20. Robert Brown on March 23, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Yeah Frank that war eagle’s a big ass mind I don’t know why they used all that culvert for air ventilation that had to be a lot of work enjoyed watching you and Sharon’ video guess you guys are back home now you got your own mind to work on stay safe you guys and that last part of the mind you went down was so damn sketchy you kept saying that’s the end of it can’t show you no more and but yet you kept on going too damn sketchy of an area there👀

  21. Mike Ashely on March 23, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Maybe back in the day with they thought the back was going to fall so to beat it to it they did all the timbering in there

  22. twinturbohenry on March 23, 2023 at 9:07 am


  23. Randy Jackson on March 23, 2023 at 9:09 am

    I so can’t believe how much they rely on posts and beams to hold up such a large area and it’s still holding. Awesome video as always.

  24. Graydon Jones on March 23, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Nice one !!

  25. Skip501 on March 23, 2023 at 9:11 am

    That’s a Flathead Ford engine block

  26. MrHunterseeker on March 23, 2023 at 9:13 am

    19:00 That was the HAINTS, that money, and the beer cans, you were obviously interrupting their game of poker.

  27. Sully Time on March 23, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Thanks again for keeping me out of mine’s
    I’ll Leave it up to the experts Frank and Sharon!
    I can hardly wait to see you guys next time!

  28. davetileguy on March 23, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Ever hear of the Holden mine near lake Chelan ? 60 miles of tunnels though I believe it’s all sealed , if anyone could find an opening they forgot about it would be you Frank !

  29. Daniel plays with rocks on March 23, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Very unfortunate about California, I still live here, was born here and will more than likely die here. This state has managed to oppress, abuse, alienate and push out a large amount of they type of folk that would have improved the state and supply jobs. Good job Gavin. Why do I stay? That is a good question but it really boils down to work, family and maybe just maybe it will begin to turn around! Yea, I know that is a pipe dream. Good video, enjoyed it. You’ve earned my subscription. Be safe okay.

  30. Volktales on March 23, 2023 at 9:17 am

    That was a great ending to your California exploration; lots to see in that mine. Interesting that you found a flathead V-8 engine block down there. At least it was old…

  31. Freedomofspeech on March 23, 2023 at 9:20 am

    no need to explain . the other 49 states know about Cali , i see no horns??? , must be all the other type of cow ,,,again i see no horns

  32. Edna Fruchey on March 23, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Can’t blame ya wish I could leave Hell Hole California and never return. Thanks for the video s . Be careful out there or under there word has it that Manbearpig has made all the way into Canada and they like cave ,shaft,portals ect. I’m cereal. And always take a towel when you go caving.

  33. Scooby Doo on March 23, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Really enjoyed these last few explorations in The War Eagle! Thanks for sharing, Frank!

  34. Frank Galetzka on March 23, 2023 at 9:26 am

    Hello Frank hello Sharon
    Thank you for the Video .
    This mine is extensiv . I Lost Trak very soon .
    But that what you showed to us is very good .
    Thank you for your effords and all the risks you both take to realise the Videos.
    I missed the Fotos from Sharon .
    The Details were very good to see at her Fotos.
    Take care have a good weekend and a happy New week .
    Greetings from Germany and the Harzmountains
    Yours Frank Galetzka

  35. rdamp 23 on March 23, 2023 at 9:27 am

    Great video of mining history by Frank and Sharon.

  36. rolf sinkgraven on March 23, 2023 at 9:28 am

    A great explore, and a very nice part of the mine, a lot too see, see you in the next one were ever that is 🙂

  37. Darin Day on March 23, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Good one! Thanks!

  38. John Ferguson on March 23, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Love yous , that was an awesome explore 👍👍👍

  39. Judge has the Word on March 23, 2023 at 9:29 am

    #Frank That was one awesome mine. I believe you guys wasn’t alone in that mine. Very odd to come on to that
    table had cards an money on it. Seems to me they was there right before you an Sharon was. When they heard you
    they took off. Some’s odd to me.

  40. Mister P on March 23, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Good Stuff, someone could make a fortune just mining the lumber. Thanks for sharing, Be Safe

  41. Bekleidung u. Ausrüstung on March 23, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Real nice mine complex, Frank!! Really enjoyed the draw bridge tracks going up or down & the descent shafts were walkable slopes with steps. Can’t get much easier to navigate than that. Like you said, no ropes needed for this one!!

  42. Mr. Happy on March 23, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Go to Washington, more gates but friendlier

  43. Guffalump on March 23, 2023 at 9:33 am

    Hey Frank, thanks for putting up with the red tape nonsense to show us this monster mine. The skip station track might just look steeper cause of the angle, but wouldn’t the carts pick up a lot of speed with it being that steep?

  44. Frank Abbott on March 23, 2023 at 9:33 am

    California. The state that ruins anything fun in North America.
    For some reason everyone has to follow their rules because of THEIR "findings"

  45. Jonathan Stevenson on March 23, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Come to where I am in nevada I will show you hundreds of old mines to go.

  46. Clinton Houser on March 23, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Aahh yeah, that’s a great mine. Not too old either lol😁

  47. Christopher Berry on March 23, 2023 at 9:39 am

    I did some research. The war eagle mine is on blm property, which in turn means its on public land. As always people leave mine exploring to the experts. Stay safe, stay alive.

  48. Sue Girling on March 23, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Hi Frank & Sharon, such an amazing mine and absolutely huge too. Some pretty cool finds to see along the way, those yellow carts were awesome.
    Could you share with us what the finished box looks like that you mentioned you might try to copy and construct.
    Thank you for sharing, much love to you both. xx ❤

  49. Edward on March 23, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Really like you show, however I cannot watch something this long.

  50. Jan Dyke on March 23, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Really enjoyed this video, looking forward to seeing an update on the Yankee Boy

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