There must have been a mother lode nearby, judging by all the excavations and mine shafts dug in the Plomosa mountains. After the days of cloud and rain it was nice to get out and explore some more. After the great day around the ghost town of Swansea, I finally got a chance to check out some old mining activity closer to ‘home’.
The Plomosa range divides the country between Bouse and Quartzsite, and I could see from a distance the evidence of mining exploration.
Most of the access road is good, but the crossing of one wash required a bit of 4X4 maneuvering.The most developed mine shaft I found was this vertical one, with wooden cribbing – now mostly caved in.
Many other excavations were horizontally cut into the slope of the mountain.
Today is moving day – but not before overcoming the problem when one slide refused to budge. Luckily, it comes equipped with a manual crank, till the problem can be corrected. Where are we off to? No one knows. Headed towards Phoenix is the only plan …