Yesterday Nevada had some 90 plus minor seismic events. Interestingly enough many were centered near an out of the way area I had been researching for a TW camping destination, the abandoned ghost town of Pine Grove, or Piney Grove according to Google Earth. Maybe I should go see if the shaking knocked any more buildings down.
Here is the main mine office, or some say a school house, one of many structures still in very good shape. Other mine sites and ghost towns can be found in the region.26993736.jpg
This stamp mill still has the main axle with drive wheel drum and a pair of cam fingers for lifting and dropping the hammers, or stamps, that reduced the ore.60345540.jpg
Last edited by Fred; 12-30-2016 at 12:38 PM.
Read about the earthquakes southeast of Lake Taho. Love the old mines though you don't usually see too much of the old ones around here except the rubble.
Pine Grove is one of several very well preserved gold and silver ghost towns dating from the 1860's. Most easy to access ghost towns are just picked over, often vandalized rubble. Looks like a fun place to base a TW mini adventure.
Pine Grove, NV - Silver State Ghost Towns
Last edited by Fred; 12-30-2016 at 11:24 AM.
Video helped. Looks like a great camping spot. Even has TW parking in the building show early on. ha ha. Lots of history also. This would be a cool spot for a camp-n-ride!
I think the "Mine Office" was actually the school...or shared. Looks very similar to the photo you shared above. Found this on the www. Just for the record, the teachers look mean, real mean!
Pine Grove School
Pine Grove, NV
That looks like a fun place to ride, would be enjoyable to see what remains on an old mining town like that
2007 Yamaha XT225
2003 Yamaha Banshee 350
2003 Polaris Sportsman 500
1985 Honda 350X
1969 Honda CT90
I was within 100 air miles of Hawthorne Nevada sound asleep when the house started shaking at 12:18 am. It shook for 30 seconds. Four minutes later the second one shook for 20 seconds. An hour later the third one shook for 10 seconds. Lots of minor aftershocks throughout the morning. Luckily no visible damage to the house. The first two quakes were probably the longest and most violent I've ever expierienced. Growing up in the SF Bay Area I've felt lots of earthquakes. I did hear that the Bodie Ghostown Park was closed for damage. I'm glad these quakes weren't centered in a major metropolitan populated area. Time to restock my earthquake kit.
1998 HD FLHTC
Excellent video tour thanks for sharing. Most of our historic landmarks that are off the beaten path are Tagged with spray paint from punk ass kids. It is refreshing to see your building still appear in there natural state.
If I’m ever on LIFE SUPPORT, UNPLUG ME. Then plug me back in... See if that works. Hidden Content
TW 2006 Ruth
TW 1988 Black Widow.
1994 Harley FXR
dang we're not supposed to have natural disasters that far inland ! doh !!!
"It's Like Warm Apple Pie"