Mt Potosi 5

  • mtpotosi5a-036  Pictograph site.
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  • mtpotosi5-020d  This next group of photos were taken from the previous and enhanced to allow some of the very worn pictographs to be more easily seen.
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  • mtpotosi5-068  Shelter 1 was a limestone cave with two openings.  The interior was approximately 10' to 20' wide, by 20' deep, and 15' high.
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  • mtpotosi5-089  The view from shelter 1
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  • mtpotosi5-095  Shelter 2
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  • mtpotosi5-004  A nearby roasting pit
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  • mtpotosi5a-041  Not far from the pictograph site we located what appeared to be a small mining camp site.  The actual mine was located on the side of the hill behind the camp site.
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  • mtpotosi5a-008  One of the more interesting things at this site was the cleared rectangular area that probably housed an old mining tent.  In the nest three photos, you can still see the rocks that were used to brace the tent poles.
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  • mtpotosi5a-026  The roasting pit below was next to the mining camp
  • mtpotosi5b-027  Fossil bed.  These were identified by a UNLV professor as horn corals.  For us this was an incredible find.
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