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Gibraltar Mine
updated: Feb 02, 2014, 8:07 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a run my wife and I took from Lower Oso to Gibraltar Dam and back (http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=127837). Today, we did a similar run, from Red Rock to the Gibraltar Mine and back. The mine is located on the south shore of Gibraltar Reservoir, about three miles east of the dam. On the maps, it appears that the mine is about halfway along the length of the reservoir, but due to low water, the water stops about 1/2 to 3/4 miles short of the mine's location. Here are some photos. The bench is located just past the mine, presumably to enjoy the water view, but the water is way down around the corner. There is lots of old mine equipment, protected by a fence, and a red big pile of what I assume are tailings. There appear to be two shafts adjacent to the road: one horizontal protected by a steel barrier and blocked by a pile of tailings, and one vertical, running down from a grate in front of the horizontal shaft, where I could see a couple of hoses disappearing into the abyss. It was interesting to see the mine for the first time, and I thought Edhatters might enjoy seeing something off the beaten path.

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