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01-09-2012, 09:12 AM
Been kind of quiet here,thought I would share links to pictures taken from last years trips. The first started out as a trip from Winnemucca up to the Jackson Mountains. We spotted a large tailings pile on the side of the mountain( it was white),and spotted a road that led up towards it. Iron was mined here. There are 3 mines here at different elevations. We could not make it up to the upper mine as the road was blocked from a rock fall.
Rather than posting all the pictures, I will share the link.

http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/ghosttrain2/Nevada Explorations Jackson Mountains/ (http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/oo150/ghosttrain2/Nevada%20Explorations%20Jackson%20Mountains/)

This is located on the west side of the Jackson Mountains.

I will add links to the other albums along the way.

01-17-2012, 11:50 AM
Thanks so much for posting the link to those photos. I love the whole black rock area and the mountains that surround them. Great pics!

01-17-2012, 06:04 PM
The next areas we explored were Limerick and Rochester Canyons. From the Oreana exit on I-80, the paved road heads into Limerick Canyon. This road is paved all the way to the Couer Rochester Mine. The road to Rochester turns off to the right (south) before heading into Limerick canyon. Rochester Canyon is where the ghost town of Rochester is located. Lower Rochester is still accessible, upper Rochester has been blocked off by the Couer Rochester Mine.


01-19-2012, 05:18 AM
WOW, thank you! THOROUGHLY enjoyed your photos from those 2 trips, would love to see more! Thanks!

01-19-2012, 08:45 PM
was going to post one a week with what I have from last years trips. I used Roger Paher's book to locate or get close to them.

01-23-2012, 06:05 PM
The next ghost town we looked for was the town of Packard. It was located near Rochester, on Packard Flats. Alot of mining activity was in the area, including the large Nevada-Packard open pit mine. We did finally find it's main street, can dumps, and foundations.There is a good picture of it in Stan Paher's book. We also made a trip down American Canyon, looking for the ghost town of American Canyon. Found some ruins, a miners cabin, and a mine.

01-29-2012, 09:11 PM
Thank you very much for posting the link to your photos. The Blackrock and surrounding mountains are my home away from home. The Jackson mountains will be my target of exploring come this spring. Again, thanks for sharing your pics!

02-10-2012, 07:42 AM
Would you provide a GPS for the trail head to American Canyon? (Please)

02-12-2012, 08:11 AM
Didn't have a GPS with us.

David A. Wright
02-13-2012, 09:15 AM
Any modern map software will provide coordinates anywhere your cursor is placed.

05-07-2013, 08:33 AM
Here is what is left of lower Rochester after last summer's fire.


09-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Well a little late to this party :) but I enjoyed the photos. Well done for a pocket camera. I've been to Elko a number of times, by plane, never had a car. Wanted to go to Deeth (which is a modern ghost town - kind of?) And also just go for a ride on the back roads looking for a tailings pile. There are some working mines in that area, but my goal was some "interesting rocks". I don't even mean anything special, just something for the window that came from Nevada.

Part of that is a railroad interest and the tracks went that way and stopped in little stations in many of those ghost towns. The original Central Pacific route follows - kind of - the Humbolt River East towards Utah and West down to Reno/Virginia City. http://cprr.org/Museum/Maps/_cprr_map.html

Have you ever been to the Ruby Mountains in that region East of Winnemucca?