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. Rob Dedrick on April 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Did you test the Grease Caps ?

  2. ScLmRaceFanPhotos on April 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    At 6:44 the slusher drag aka bucket is upside down. It would ride on the shoe to the right .

  3. Chris Arnold on April 29, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    great place indeed

  4. Ginger Bread on April 29, 2020 at 5:10 pm

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

  5. Stefan Eisenring on April 29, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Nice! Thank you

  6. Paige Lee on April 29, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Awesome relics you found interesting

  7. Kevin on April 29, 2020 at 5:14 pm


  8. Michael Adams on April 29, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Playlists please

  9. David Micheletti on April 29, 2020 at 5:16 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.

  10. painedinks on April 29, 2020 at 5:17 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👍

  11. Chris J on April 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm

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

  12. yellowboy1866 on April 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm

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

  13. MickeSamurai on April 29, 2020 at 5:19 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.

  14. JohnnyD RC on April 29, 2020 at 5:20 pm

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

  15. SittingMoose Shaman on April 29, 2020 at 5:21 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.

  16. Halina Gwozdz on April 29, 2020 at 5:21 pm

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

  17. Tropicals on April 29, 2020 at 5:23 pm


  18. N S on April 29, 2020 at 5:25 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.

  19. Abandoned and Forgotten Places on April 29, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    “Gly”: Great artifacts! Awesome still shots!

  20. Oldpolcat on April 29, 2020 at 5:27 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. ;- )

  21. Steve Tabor on April 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm

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

  22. Mike Hunt on April 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Wow, was that place mined by midgets? Seriously.

  23. Joshua Sutherland on April 29, 2020 at 5:31 pm

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

  24. Mountain Mike on April 29, 2020 at 5:34 pm

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

  25. Ken s on April 29, 2020 at 5:35 pm

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

  26. Katy North on April 29, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Great video so many awesome stills. Amazing work.

  27. Geiger Mouse on April 29, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Good stuff and excellent photography as usual.

  28. Trevor Lykstad on April 29, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    This mine has all the coolest artifacts.

  29. Mines of the West on April 29, 2020 at 5:37 pm

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

  30. CaligoldBob on April 29, 2020 at 5:41 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.

  31. TOM2RN on April 29, 2020 at 5:41 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.

  32. Skookumchuck Reefer on April 29, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    👋👀😎 lots of interesting history in there. 🍻.

  33. Cracker Tracker on April 29, 2020 at 5:47 pm

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

  34. Fleotus Bing on April 29, 2020 at 5:47 pm

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

  35. J T on April 29, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Those stillphotos is so sweet!

  36. Zachary Ellinger on April 29, 2020 at 5:48 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.

  37. HollywoodGraham on April 29, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    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.

  38. Doc McCoy on April 29, 2020 at 5:50 pm

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

  39. MineLife MT on April 29, 2020 at 5:51 pm

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

  40. austria film on April 29, 2020 at 5:52 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

  41. Realms Of Darkness on April 29, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    see any wendigos or reptilians?

  42. Melker Dahlbom on April 29, 2020 at 5:54 pm


  43. Blake Graham on April 29, 2020 at 5:54 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

  44. Doug De Young on April 29, 2020 at 5:56 pm

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

  45. Alvin Osullivan on April 29, 2020 at 5:56 pm

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

  46. ronnie cardy on April 29, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Wow what a strange mine

  47. worldtraveler on April 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I love the sound an ore cart makes rolling along!

  48. Giulio M on April 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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

  49. Dirk Diggler on April 29, 2020 at 6:03 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.

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