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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  1. Trevor Lykstad on June 12, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    This mine has all the coolest artifacts.

  2. Giulio M on June 12, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Looks like a real time capsule.
    Looks dry, but it must get a fair amount of moisture.

  3. David Hubert on June 12, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Thats like a rockhounds dream lol would of been great if you found a pocket of the turquoise colored smithsonites from there!! But awesome video either way 😊

  4. Cracker Tracker on June 12, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    I really like the still photographs you included in your videos, really great color and quality. They make your videos unique and interesting.

  5. Chris Arnold on June 12, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    great place indeed

  6. Fleotus Bing on June 12, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Very cool! Your "still" shots @ 5:00 were fantastic!

  7. TJ Rubicon on June 12, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks for the stills.

  8. J T on June 12, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Those stillphotos is so sweet!

  9. Doug De Young on June 12, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    I’m so happy you pushed the cart around. Awesome to hear what it sounded like.

  10. Doc McCoy on June 12, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Nice explore guys. Ore carts, hoist, some nice artifacts. Be safe

  11. Tropicals on June 12, 2022 at 1:24 pm


  12. Mountain Mike on June 12, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Love the channel man. I plan on doing similar things in the very near future with my own Ghost Towns series.

  13. Just a person on June 12, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Cool ore cart!!!!

  14. SittingMoose Shaman on June 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    … 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.

  15. Noob Lunático on June 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Sempre quis ver uma mina abandonada com esse carrinho massa 😎

  16. JohnnyD RC on June 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Great video, Great photos, I have been watching your videos and Justin’s for about a year now and enjoy them everytime.

  17. Stefan Eisenring on June 12, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Nice! Thank you

  18. RealmzOfDarkness on June 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    see any wendigos or reptilians?

  19. Natures HandMade on June 12, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    5:40 You broad that mine alive again!👍❤

  20. Zachary Ellinger on June 12, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    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.

  21. MickeSamurai on June 12, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Interesting video! Nice with all this things and stuff inside the mine, and the ore cart!! thumbs up for that. Thanks for sharing this.

  22. Nathan Ek on June 12, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    The air winch was in mint condition compared to a lot of things you see in these type of videos.
    Great photography!

  23. Alvin Osullivan on June 12, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Cool mine!
    Really nice seeing all those bits of machinery,ore carts,etc!
    Great still shots as well!
    Thanks for the share!

  24. Geiger Mouse on June 12, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Good stuff and excellent photography as usual.

  25. CaligoldBob on June 12, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    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.

  26. Yeshua Ja on June 12, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    I can smell the mold form this mine.

  27. CannaKevin on June 12, 2022 at 1:42 pm


  28. ronnie cardy on June 12, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Wow what a strange mine

  29. Rob Dedrick on June 12, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Did you test the Grease Caps ?

  30. David Micheletti on June 12, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    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.
    Well done.

  31. Hoosier Boy on June 12, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Excellent video, I love the style you have of caving. Hope to see more.

  32. Chris J on June 12, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    The stills at 9:30 are the best yet! You can almost imagine what it might have been like in operation.

  33. Katy North on June 12, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Great video so many awesome stills. Amazing work.

  34. Dirk Diggler on June 12, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    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.

  35. MineLife MT on June 12, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    So glad you enjoyed one of our favorite places!! Those wooden cars have trammed some serious high grade 😉

  36. Joshua Sutherland on June 12, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    How short were the drifts at 21:20? You sound like you’re really hunched over when going through them.

  37. painedinks on June 12, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    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👍

  38. Halina Gwozdz on June 12, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    – Oh man, that map graphic was sweet!
    – Cart still moves….CART STILL MOVES!

  39. yellowboy1866 on June 12, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Another great tour thanks for dragging us along, also thanks for crawling through the low tunnels for your fans.

  40. Mike Hunt on June 12, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Wow, was that place mined by midgets? Seriously.

  41. Blake Graham on June 12, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    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

  42. Ginger Bread on June 12, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Wow that hoist is really cool. Very good mine & goodies to see. Thank you

  43. Michael Adams on June 12, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Playlists please

  44. Mines of the West on June 12, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Hey all, thanks for watching! What was your favorite artifact shown in the video?

  45. Oldpolcat on June 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Truly left and forgotten indeed. The first ore cart was riveted construction making it’s age somewhere around the 1920’s. Very nice find. ;- )

  46. worldtraveler on June 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    I love the sound an ore cart makes rolling along!

  47. TOM2RN on June 12, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    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.

  48. austria film on June 12, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    interessanter Kanal, hab gerade ABONNIERT – bitte besuche mich auch
    mal auf meinem Kanal, über ein ABO würde ich mich freuen – liebe Grüße
    aus der Krupp-Stadt Berndorf/Austria sendet Dietmar Holzinger

  49. Steve Tabor on June 12, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Just subscribed love this stuff so cool the history etc great videos an stills as always be safe

  50. nnnnnnnnnick on June 12, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    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.

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