Steve, Jennifer, Tristan, Cat, Mile & Jim does not encourage anyone to enter abandoned mines.   Our purpose here is to present a historical perspective and an entertaining viewpoint to the many old mines of the West.  Although we have been exploring old mines for more than 45 years, we are by no means experts in this field.   Some of the many dangers include deep, open vertical shafts, rotten or missing ladders, rotten or missing support timbers, loose rock, coller cave-ins, water, carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide, and explosives.   Even if someone were to survive a mine accident, the remote location of most mines causes lengthy delays in any rescue attempts.   All mines shown on this site were thoroughly examined, with all suitable precautions taken when documenting these sites.   We do not take responsibility for any injuries or death which may occur by visiting these mines nor will we provide any directions.


The Camp Bird Mine in Colorado is a very famous gold mine that has been around since the mid 1800's and has produced well over a million troy ounces of gold!.   It is now closed.

this is in good condition
One of several Buildings at Camp Bird with the mine in the background

decent condition
These three buildings were used as offices.

living quarters??
This was once a private home

most are in very good condition
Our Campsite at the Camp Bird Mine

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