Exploring the Hidden Treasure Mine
Exploring the Hidden Treasure Mine
This small lead and silver mine is packed full of interesting artifacts. The mine’s known history is fairly limited. It was worked primarily during World War 2. Production values are unknown. The mine is accessed via a declined shaft. The shaft still accesses three levels, but may have descended further at one time. The shaft is caved at the 3 Level.
In the mine, we find four ore cars, one air hoist, a slusher, many old dynamite boxes, hand tools, ore chutes, air tanks and more! This was mine was truly left and forgotten. Nearly everything is in place and intact.
It is not everyday that we come across a mine with this much left inside. Because of this, the location and true name of this mine will be kept strictly confidential. Any comments indicating the mine’s location will be deleted.
Thank you for watching!
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Truly left and forgotten indeed. The first ore cart was riveted construction making it’s age somewhere around the 1920’s. Very nice find. ;- )
At 6:44 the slusher drag aka bucket is upside down. It would ride on the shoe to the right .
5:40 You broad that mine alive again!👍❤
I love the sound an ore cart makes rolling along!
I’m so happy you pushed the cart around. Awesome to hear what it sounded like.
Really nice seeing all those bits of machinery,ore carts,etc!
Great still shots as well!
Thanks for the share!
The stills at 9:30 are the best yet! You can almost imagine what it might have been like in operation.
I’m guessing this is in Nevada because of it being a silver and lead mine. I know of another mine called Hidden Treasure in California. Claim owner lives there and doesn’t like visitors. We have a placer claim in the area. It is public land, free and clear to hike, fish, swim, and camp. Take our gold and you will face a gun or a federal judge. Don’t get me started with claim jumpers.
Do you know who’s added the survey flagging we see in many of your videos and what it’s purpose is? I assume it marks branches already explored but not sure. Great videos, thank you.
Good stuff and excellent photography as usual.
Did you do this one by yourself? I didnt see TVR hiding out anywhere lol. I know you always take stills of a bunch of stuff but for some reason a few of these still shots were absolutely phenomenal! Another great video, thanks for sharing it with us👍
… heh, heh, they got past FDR’s mine closure order
– the War effort _needed_ lead for the obvious reasons…however, the silver was most useful for making the silver alloy used in high-current electric-switch contactors used by both heavy industry and in military equipment…also, to help bolster the strategic precious-metals reserve. War _is_ hell…however, it is an economic device too…
Note the wood carts…iron was more useful elsewhere (tanks). The wood carts threw my hypothesis as concerning the mine’s _age_ way-yy off. Yet, the place must have been rather humid throughout in order to get the apparent level of collapse we are observing…
_Mum’s da woid!_ It is _always_ good to keep the portal locations _secret._ If an explorer _is_ worthy of his/her urbex/rurbex ropes…they’ll find it – and _keep_ the secrecy.
Great vid, thanx.
Did you test the Grease Caps ?
It’s a shame you explore most but not ALL of every tunnel. I can’t count the times I’ve seen the ‘face’ of the mine only to find it takes a hard 90 degree turn….you have to actually go to the END man. What a tease
Awesome relics you found interesting
Great video, Great photos, I have been watching your videos and Justin’s for about a year now and enjoy them everytime.
Very cool! Your "still" shots @ 5:00 were fantastic!
Stills were incredible, the sketch of the mine layout very professional, people are talking about your videos alot on other popular mine doc. channels. Thank you for preserving our history that the Burro of Land mismanagement seeks to destroy.
That slasher cleaned up and working in a museum would be awesome.
Nice explore guys. Ore carts, hoist, some nice artifacts. Be safe
How short were the drifts at 21:20? You sound like you’re really hunched over when going through them.
Hey all, thanks for watching! What was your favorite artifact shown in the video?
Awesome video. I was just up in Kernville. Went up to an adit that was sealed shut 😢are there any open adits around the area that aren’t top secret you could point me towards? Thanks.
Nice! Thank you
This mine has all the coolest artifacts.
I like your maps and General lay out of mine working. A geologic history would be a real plus if you had any knowledge of that. In addition I enjoy seeing formations within the mine too.
At around 6:30 the metal rod to the left of the ladder looks like a star drill. Hit it with the hammer and twist.
Wow that hoist is really cool. Very good mine & goodies to see. Thank you
– Oh man, that map graphic was sweet!
– Cart still moves….CART STILL MOVES!
Looks like a real time capsule.
Looks dry, but it must get a fair amount of moisture.
it would be nice to get the carts out but would be a herculian task I am sure. Admirable idea leaving it intact but reality is that eventually Mother Nature will seal it off to the world and those things are lost. Great video, thanks.
👋👀😎 lots of interesting history in there. 🍻.
I really like the still photographs you included in your videos, really great color and quality. They make your videos unique and interesting.
Great video so many awesome stills. Amazing work.
Just subscribed love this stuff so cool the history etc great videos an stills as always be safe
great place indeed
Excellent video, I love the style you have of caving. Hope to see more.
see any wendigos or reptilians?
Interesting video! Nice with all this things and stuff inside the mine, and the ore cart!! thumbs up for that. Thanks for sharing this.
Wow, was that place mined by midgets? Seriously.
“Gly”: Great artifacts! Awesome still shots!
Another great tour thanks for dragging us along, also thanks for crawling through the low tunnels for your fans.
So glad you enjoyed one of our favorite places!! Those wooden cars have trammed some serious high grade 😉
Those stillphotos is so sweet!
interessanter Kanal, hab gerade ABONNIERT – bitte besuche mich auch
mal auf meinem Kanal, über ein ABO würde ich mich freuen – liebe Grüße
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Wow what a strange mine
Love the channel man. I plan on doing similar things in the very near future with my own Ghost Towns series.