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Size:  65.7 KBThe Tahquitz Mining District in the San Jacinto Mountains' Garner Valley was founded in the late 1800's. There were a number of mines including the Gold Shot, the Hemet Bell, and the Winchester.

    This past weekend, a neighbor of mine in Idyllwild suggested we go look for a mine he'd heard about in Garner Valley. I don't know the name of this mine, but when we found a mine (maybe not the one he'd heard about), it proved to be spectacular and unspectacular at the same time.

    It was a tunnel through solid granite with three entrances, but couldn't have been more than 100' total. However, it had equipment laying about and provided some excellent photo opportunities.

    NJ

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    They were mining for gold, but not a single mine ever found enough to justify its continuance.
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    What I like most about this mine was that they had tracks and an ore car, but not much of a mine to use it on.
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    My pictures may make this look large--- it wasn't.
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    I'm amazed by how undisturbed that mind is. It's not often you find a nice, intact place that hasn't been stripped to the bone by vandals.
    Easily distracted.

    Current distraction: Railroad Depots

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    I agree. And the weird thing is, that the mine is fifty feet from a county road in a well traveled area. Why isn't that ore cart in somebody's front yard right now?

    NJ
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