Where do you take a person who has NEVER explored an abandoned mine before but really wants to? You take them to a flooded, abandoned gold mine, of course!
Drew, who is totally new to abandoned mine exploration, joined me for a day of underground exploration and documentation in northern California. We hit-up two big abandoned gold mines that were major producers back in the late 1800s and since. The first mine in the video crushed over 9000 tons of ore during its first year of operation! That’s a lot of ore! The second mine in the video was reported as having nearly 10 miles of tunnels and was actually two large mines connected by a single tunnel. Nowadays these two large gold mines are abandoned and flooded with cold water. This is our hike to and exploration of the accessible workings of these two fascinating abandoned mines. Enjoy!
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