As we wandered around looking at the old mining camp, we talked about it’s history.
Gold was found in the Shadow Mountains in 1894 starting a brief gold rush. Due to the long distance from supply points and lack of water, the area was mostly deserted a year later. Mining did not stop though. In the late teens, tons of ore containing small amounts of gold, silver, copper and lead were still being shipped and continued to be into the 1920s.