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03-30-2007, 11:26 AM
Can anyone give me some possable links or ideas for finding abanoned mines or caves in the Reno or Washoe county area?

03-30-2007, 01:38 PM
Try searching "caves" or "mines" in our forums. It seems to me there was a mining group in Reno and a member was posting here not to long ago.

03-30-2007, 03:44 PM
Yeah I tried searching for it in the forum but they closest place I could find anything was CA. I also tried a google search but all I found was site having to do with mining companys and ppl wanting to fill them in or implode them. I did find this site, so I guess something good came of it...lol anyway I will continue to look. thanks for the advice

03-30-2007, 03:47 PM
I am kind of more into exploring old mines not getting into mining...lol finding maps to old mines is like a top secret thing or something. all the sites I found were for mining companys and mining in general.

03-30-2007, 04:27 PM

Mining Maps - Nevada (http://www.historicmapsrestored.com/Mining/Nevada.html)

03-30-2007, 05:53 PM
Try this website to locate named features that are shown on topographic maps. Type in "mine" in the box for feature class, select Nevada for the state and then the county that you are interested in. Press "Send Query". A list of the mines will show up with their lat/long co-ordinates, map name etc. As an example 85 mines show up for Washoe County.

For more info, select one of the mine names and then go to www.mindat.org (http://www.mindat.org)
Type in the name under "locality". A brief report of minerals found, history etc will come back for the mine. If you then choose nearby localities, a list of nearby mines will come up.
That info, together with a book like the Delorme Nevada Atlas and Gazatteer should get you started!



03-30-2007, 08:31 PM
Awesome links guys and girl...lol the links you provided were exactly what I was looking for. Now all I need to know is why in the **** couldnt I find them...lol Anyway thanks again for all your help.

bob3 was bob2
04-07-2007, 06:20 PM
Which ones you planning on hitting? I tried to make it to Leadville a few weeks ago, but my SUV didn't have enough clearance (time to get it lifted) , and with two young kids, I couldn't hike the rest of the way, so I didn't make it. :mad:

04-09-2007, 06:52 AM
Can anyone give me some possable links or ideas for finding abanoned mines or caves in the Reno or Washoe county area?

Yesterday on the (Travel Channel) they showed mines all the U S that everyone could still visit and dig for gold, and gems, We did not catch the whole program that started around noon and was still airing when we got back in late after afternoon a realy great and interesting show. They even made a trip to the ghost town of Vulture Arizona.

Check out the "Travel Channel" there maybe more ghost town adventures in the upcoming months.:cool:

Johnnie & Sheila.

04-09-2007, 04:59 PM

Check that site out. It has tons of mines and their locations. It has been very useful in my hunt for mines! The site gives you 4 different kinds of maps and the long/lat.


Also check that site out. You'll have to hunt through it to find mines in your area but it is def useful.