1. @chrisfritz6720 on January 16, 2024 at 9:24 am

    Once upon a time I use to work there and lived in Round valley ( Rovana )

  2. @anthonyhitchings1051 on January 16, 2024 at 9:35 am

    look for the book "Mine in the Sky" 2nd Ed. by Joseph-M-Kurtak

  3. @anthonyhitchings1051 on January 16, 2024 at 9:35 am

    Mine is closed, the old mill and plant has been scraped down to the earth.

  4. @josephbebar3215 on January 16, 2024 at 9:37 am

    My dad died in that mine Joe bebar

  5. @SkooledINC on January 16, 2024 at 9:42 am

    This is awesome! How’d you even get this?

  6. @beyondbasecamp on January 16, 2024 at 9:51 am

    This is great! I always wondered about the mine there. Is it still in operation?

  7. @scottprather5645 on January 16, 2024 at 9:53 am

    Interesting video

  8. @johnblack5764 on January 16, 2024 at 10:04 am

    I remember driving through Rovana in 88 or 89, on our way to Pine Creek. Weirdest little backwater I’ve ever seen. Saw a bunch of dirty, half dressed kids standing in the middle of the road right next to town. From a distance I assumed they must’ve been playing a game of catch or something. We get closer, and realize they’re not playing with anything, they’re just standing in the road for no reason. Maybe 15 or 20 kids with dirty faces, some without shirts, some without shoes. We pull up and stop, and after a minute or so some of them slowly turn to face us.

    It was like something out of a horror movie… they were all just standing in the middle of the road facing random directions. They react super slowly, and they had the most blank expressions, completely zombified. We finally said screw it and start driving through the crowd at walking speed. The ones that were in our path would wait until the last moment to step aside, still with the blankest, most "special" looks on their faces. We get through the crowd and look back a while later, and see that they’ve all resumed their positions, standing motionless in the road.

    I’d seen plenty of grown desert folk that seemed like extras in Deliverance, but this was like Children of the Corn, in the desert. Not sure if there was lead in the water, or bybroducts from someone’s meth lab. Cue the banjo music.

  9. @mikeo2893 on January 16, 2024 at 10:11 am

    Great Video, I worked underground there from 76 to 82.

  10. @DanielFCutter on January 16, 2024 at 10:11 am

    The more I learn about this mine the more interesting it is. I worked with a half dozen miners up in Mammoth after the mine closed in the 1980’s, had friends in Rovana. The stories are incredible.

  11. @riejurv50 on January 16, 2024 at 10:12 am

    I bought a 1958 Plymouth that was in the mine back in 2016.

  12. @teotwaki on January 16, 2024 at 10:14 am

    Sad to say that we now purchase 80% our tungsten from foreign sources. Perhaps 20% comes from recycling. The following is from a 2012 Forbes article:

    "China, which has more than 80% of the world’s supply of tungsten, has sharply curtailed its exports and as of now is a net importer of this precious element. China also shows no signs of loosening the reins on tungsten exports, preferring instead to use its supply for its own manufacturing applications.

    Russia has some, but keeps 70% of what it has for domestic use. Tungsten has also been harvested and recycled from existing devices and components, but even those sources have now reached their limits and there’s no new significant supply on the horizon.

    Currently, that leaves no more than five mines supplying most of the world’s tungsten outside of China and Russia. (A possible mine in South Korea may have reopened)

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