Hey everybody! Come along as I head deep into the mountains of western New Mexico to explore an old gold mine dating back to the 1880s. This gold mine once reached a depth of 716 feet with over 10,000 feet of underground workings. Unfortunately due to flooding and collapse, much of it is inaccessible. You may have noticed, I moved rather cautiously in this mine, as it reeked of cat urine (most likely a mountain lion). I didn’t encounter the mountain lion, but the smell in the mine definitely let me know that it has been there in the past!
On the surface, the area had beautiful displays of colorful copper minerals, and the typical brown/orange minerals associated with gold. Just beyond the mine’s portals were foundations and remains of the old mill that accompanied this mine. When I return to this area, I’ll do a little more of an extensive explore of the mill area.
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