Ingomar Mine Site

  • leadmtmine-001  The 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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  • leadmtmine-070  Adit 1 (  - is a horizontal shaft that turns to the right about 20' into the mine.  We could not enter because of a major gate closing off the entrance.
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  • leadmtmine-102  Adit 2 - about a third of the way up the hill has two vertical shafts.
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  • leadmtmine-033  Adit 3 - is near the top of the hill.  This appears to be where the cable ends.
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  • leadmtmine-165  An associated camp site is only a few hundred yards away from the mines.  There are multiple areas where camp tents appeared to have been erected and many of those have a fire ring or camp fire area near what was the entrance to the tent.  There are two well-worn rock-lined paths leading to a now dry wash and numerous old tin cans litter the area.  A few of the old cans we were able to date to the 1940's and 50's and there were a few even older pieces of glass that had turned purple with age.
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