Ingomar Mine - Lead Mt

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The Southwest, including Southern Nevada, has a significant amount of Native American Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites. Our web site will concentrate on the rock art of Southern Nevada which extends back over 1500 years, and was typically created by either the Paiute, Shoshone, Chemehuevi, or the Anasazi people.

 

Preservation through Education

 

We believe that rock art on public lands does not - and should not - belong to just a few select people or groups.  However, due to the fragile nature of many rock art sites, it is not realistic to have a large number of people visiting most of them. What we are attempting to do with our website is to provide visual access where those with the interest or the curiosity can go to see and appreciate a small piece of Native American history. Our beliefs are that by educating people to the historical significance of the rock art, people will be more inclined to respect, and preserve, the sites for the enjoyment of everyone for a long, long time.

Ingomar Mine - Lead Mt

 

Once again, this is one of those places that we came across while looking for a rock art site that we never did find. I was not able to locate the name or any other information on this mine, so I put out a request for information on this web site, and Guy Starbuck from Starbuck.org came through. This is the Ingomar Mine which was discovered in the 1880's and was active until around the 1920's, and then again until the late 1940's or early 1950's under a different name, the Milford 2. When it was in operation it was a lead-zinc mine.

 

The first structure below is where the end of the cable is anchored (photo 1). From here the cable runs up to the highest adit (mine entrance) at the top of the hill. The ore from the mine was placed into an ore cart and then the cart was dumped into a "basket" and brought back down the mountain via the cable and dumped into the structure pictured below. From there it was dropped into a truck and taken to be processed. A rough estimate of the distance from the structure below to the "highest adit" is about 1,000 yards.

 

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