Abandoned Gold Mine | White Mountains California

Abandoned Gold Mine | White Mountains California

We were lucky enough to stumble across this old abandoned gold mine in the white mountains while exploring the Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest. We only had a short time to explore this area, but there is a ton of history here to find.

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28 Comments

  1. Timlikestohike on September 8, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    that tasters choice is easily, 3-5,000 years old without carbon dating we just can’t be sure

  2. RedWhite&Blue 78 on September 8, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Great video… Very cool place to explore. Beautiful area. Thanks for sharing, take care Jason.

  3. Hike on September 8, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    What a great find.

  4. The Neu Adventure on September 8, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Very cool place! We will have to check it out when we make it to that area!

  5. Following The Agee's on September 8, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Like #17, fully enjoyed, cuz thatโ€™s how we support each other! WHOA ๐Ÿ˜ฒ thatโ€™s an incredible find! There are places like that all over Arizona…makes you appreciate how far they traveled to build it, and how they lived miles from nowhere and made it! Great tour, if only the walls could talk…๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธLisa

  6. potatothorn on September 8, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    AWESOME!! those may be Bristlecone log cabins, very few were ever built. pretty amazing you got the old hunter "logs" and the actual logbook… 1920, nice! interesting how things like this get re used over the years.. miner’s cabin to hunter’s cabin to historical site/ thanks for taking us out there

  7. Ricky Fever on September 8, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    enjoyed this video. thanks.

  8. Hike2BHuman on September 8, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Such an awesome find ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

  9. America's Parks on September 8, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    You guys really find some great places, Jason! Cool mine shaft. Nice to see that people for the most part are respecting these historic sites.

  10. Martyโ€™s Crew: Our Family Adventures on September 8, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Wow, what a cool site to explore! You find some awesome places, my friend!

  11. David Martinusen on September 8, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    So… did a little research. It was a gold mine. The vein intersects the vertical shaft at depth of 45′. The vein was 5′ thick.

  12. Off The Beaten Pot on September 8, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    EPIC!!!!!!!!!!

  13. John Kelley on September 8, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Great find!!! Did you take the instant coffee with you?

  14. Duke ford on September 8, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve been up in the Whites, but actually found the cabins on Google Earth. It would be easy to drive right past them.

  15. Alfonso Casillas on September 8, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Looks like an awesome place good times

  16. Hilltop Hiker on September 8, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    So neat to see old historical sites, love that kind of stuff. Thanks for the thorough look at all the cool stuff!

  17. Steve on September 8, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    That was great visiting those old cabins and the history that went down. Too bad they’re abandoned and about to fall down. Thanks for the fun tour.

  18. TheBestBackpacker on September 8, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    You see so many cool places!!! ๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

  19. Urban Outdoorsman on September 8, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Every old mine camp is worth exploring. Nice job sharin’

  20. Don Marion on September 8, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    The mud between the logs is called "chinking"

  21. Cyber Hype on September 8, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Imagine the first miners who lived here…. our ancestors

  22. Coleman Outdoors on September 8, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    That was so neat! Anything along the 395 and the surrounding area is my favorite place in the world. Glad you found me!๐Ÿ˜‹

  23. Duck The Law on September 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    I googled the names of the 2 hunters at 7:34 on a whim and actually found their graves and a couple pictures of them. There’s family listed there, might be cool to send them this video.

  24. Frank Thude on September 8, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    When we went to the Bristlecone Pine reserve about a half mile uptrail from the parking area and museum, we saw the pine log cabin of the Mexican mine and it was larger and better preserved. We didn’t find the shaft, but knew it was in the general area. We were on the way up that 4 mile loop so, we didn’t get more than a few photos. There wa a plaque there and a little history of the mine and how it got it’s name. It seems they shut it down around the late 1920’s early 1930’s…

  25. Senior Sue Outdoors on September 8, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Very interesting! I enjoy watching your videos. Keep it up!

  26. Broseph Russell on September 8, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    That is freaking awesome brother hellyeah

  27. MASSIMO HLADUN on September 8, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    This reminds me a lot rdr2, idk why

  28. mobiltec on September 8, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Been all over the whites and never ran across that encampment before. Good find.

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