I took Bob over to see a couple of mines yesterday, We went to the south Plomosa mountains where we visited What I call the “double-decker mine” because it has two levels. From there we went to what I call them the “glitter mines” because of all the Iron pyrite and mica in them.
On the way we went on a fun trail that goes through a very narrow wash just south of Plomosa road.
Along the trail we stopped to check out a Quartz outcrop.
We took a couple of side roads along the way.
On one of them we found a mine that I hadn’t visited before. We had to climb up a steep mountain to get to the tunnel
but when we got up there the tunnel was fairly short.
there were a lot of holes all around the mountain top.
The view from then top was great.
From there we headed for the Double-decker. Some of the trail is a little rough.
After bouncing around for a while we got to the mine entrance.
We dawned our hard hats and went in side. The first thing we did was to climb to the upper level.
The upper level was carved out vertically and went up quite a distance.
At one end we could see daylight coming in from above.
There were a couple of loading shoots coming down into the lower tunnel.
We left the Double-decker and drove north the the Glitter Mines.
These mines are very colorful.
You can see some of the glitter in this photo.
In a pocket in this mine Bob found a nice piece of mica about an inch long, a half inch wide and half inch thick.
We got home around 4:30 and went to supper with Patti, Jo Ann and Dave at La Casa Restaurant. Good Food and plenty of it.