Talc Mine in California is Beginning to Collapse

Talc Mine in California is Beginning to Collapse

Was tired just sitting at home so I went out to explore a mine located on the edge of the mojave desert that I haven’t been to since 1998. This mine won’t be around much longer since it is collapsing.

This desert hard rock mine might just collapse in the next few years.


  1. teotwaki on May 26, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Good explore! At 22 minutes that’s a waste rock pile from digging. Tailings would be at a mill site. At 27 minutes tent platform: I found some in Panamint Valley area where there were 4 large iron bars hammered into the ground at the corners for tying the tent down.

  2. Randall Minchew on May 26, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    When I lived and worked in Death Valley, I’d go mine exploring a lot. I never considered wearing a helmet. I was lucky nothing ever fell on my head. Next time I’ll bring a helmet.

  3. Joe Wenzel on May 26, 2023 at 4:14 pm


  4. Ody Slim on May 26, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    Happy New Year & Regards from Ody Slim

  5. wafflesnfalafel1 on May 26, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    wow – that bit where the side pressure is so great it is crushing the horizontal timbers on the floor is amazing. Stay safe sir, and thanks for the vid.

  6. My favorite Martian on May 26, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    When you see a cracked and sagging timber, remember that it is now broken and if there was any pressure left on it, it would have failed all the way. So it stopped at the point where the pressure eased off. It is not likely to fail in the next few hours……..unless you bump it or disturb it. That is just stacked shoring. It is not proper square set timbering. so it is inferior. (Old miner)
    **Good decision on not climbing the ladder. The step cross pieces are 1" pine and not the customary 2" X 4"s.

  7. Emma Rose on May 26, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for shareing this is so cool

  8. Gold Country Adventure and Exploration on May 26, 2023 at 4:25 pm


  9. Armin van Kutonger on May 26, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    CO2 sensor is good thing in old mines.

  10. Redcoat‘s Return on May 26, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    How many mine explorers visiting their last remote abandoned and crumbling mine….are buried each year 🤔

  11. L M on May 26, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Enjoying your videos, thanks!

  12. Pro Blu on May 26, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Sketchy is an understatement, for sure.

  13. Thom McCann on May 26, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    How did the bats survive before we mined? Just an excuse to close mines. Like caution snake signs, instead of keep off the grass.

  14. Johanna Brown on May 26, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Great content, as usual!

  15. Raymond Smith on May 26, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Wow. Amazing that such an inconspicuous opening would lead to such a vast mine. I agree with another commenter that the timber work is beautiful. Great video.

  16. Lynn Johnson on May 26, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    “I can see why they’re trying to close off this mine” ….then proceeds down another rabbit hole!😅 stay safe out there!

  17. Go4Um on May 26, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    Some very nice timber in that mine. Thanks for the tour.

  18. Lynn Johnson on May 26, 2023 at 5:02 pm


  19. sean yancy on May 26, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    The new light looks great and really brings out the details. As always a great video production and many thank you’s.

  20. Steven Higby on May 26, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Great video love to see the mines in the area and history.

  21. Go4Um on May 26, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    The government has been watching your videos 📹 and others and just can’t stand letting people explore. They will protect you from everything till there’s no adventures left to do in your life anymore. Sad times. Happy New Year and thank you for your videos. Mike

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