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2020 Nevada & Mojave ghost towns and mines
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My 2020 trip to explore ghost towns and mining camps of Nevada and the Mojave desert was an incredible experience! I'm currently working on the many videos from the trip, featuring numerous historic sites as well as some stunning scenery and wildlife. Here's a little preview of what's to come.

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Please note: Each new video in this series will be posted to this thread. I've already posted several of them below, and there are more to come.
2020-8-11
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Rajat16
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Great place for treking.
2020-8-11
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Great footage.
2020-8-11
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Great footage.   
2020-8-12
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Excellent footage
2020-8-12
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Terrific work. Thanks for the share.
2020-8-12
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Thanks everyone!
2020-8-12
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Hello there Ray_Dunakin. Thank you for reaching out and for posting this wonderful video you have filmed. Great work and fly safe always.
2020-8-12
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DJI Stephen Posted at 8-12 23:15
Hello there Ray_Dunakin. Thank you for reaching out and for posting this wonderful video you have filmed. Great work and fly safe always.

Thanks. I had a lot of fun recording everything during my trip, and more fun making this preview. I hope to have the first video in the series finished soon.
2020-8-14
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Boxcar Cabin & Lee Mines, CA 2020






This video features the first place I visited during my 2020 Nevada & Mojave trip -- the Boxcar Cabin and Lee Mines, CA. You'll get to see this unique prospector's cabin inside and out, as well as mining remnants that date back to the 1920s.

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2020-8-17
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Ray_Dunakin Posted at 8-14 10:36
Thanks. I had a lot of fun recording everything during my trip, and more fun making this preview. I hope to have the first video in the series finished soon.

Hi there Ray_Dunakin. Thank you for the reply and you are very much welcome. Have a safe and a happy flying always.
2020-8-17
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Nugget Mine, CA 2020





In this video I check out a former miner’s cabin hidden in a remote canyon of the Mojave desert. This amazing cabin has been well-maintained and apparently still sees frequent use. This was the second site I visited during my 2020 Nevada & Mojave trip

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2020-8-19
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Lost Steers Mine, NV 2020







Come along as I visit a fascinating cinnabar (mercury) mine on a mountain peak in Nevada. This mine features an unusual ore bin and two-levels of trestles, built on a rocky cliff.  I spent the second night of my trip near this mine and got some spectacular time-lapse shots of the night sky.

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“Sweet and Simple”
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2020-8-28
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Mina Mine, NV 2020





Join me as I explore the historic buildings at the Mina Mine, a cinnabar (mercury) mine in central Nevada. There are several small shop buildings at the mine, and a large mill. I also found cabins dating back to the mine’s founding, and several other structures including an interesting bunkhouse.


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2020-8-28
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Keg and Drew Mines, NV






Explore a pair of small cinnabar (mercury) mining camps in central Nevada.  You’ll see old cabins, ore bins, a crumbling root cellar, plus a well and pump house.


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2020-9-20
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Orizaba Mine, NV 2020






Join me as I explore some very picturesque ruins at Orizaba, NV and the Orizaba Mine. This was one of the most interesting sites I visited during my 2020 trip. The mine’s structures are over 110 years old, and include two stationary boilers, a head frame, hoist, and other artifacts. You’ll also see the cabins of the old mining camp.


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2020-9-20
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Aragonite Mine, NV 2020






This is a small but very cool mine in western Nevada. It has an unusual headframe, and all of the hoist house machinery is intact.


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2020-9-23
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Planner68
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Awesome job
2020-9-23
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Ray_Dunakin
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Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
2020-9-23
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Very nice!!
2020-9-23
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Cole Slaw Mine, NV 2020





Come along as I explore a rarely-seen mining camp in a remote area of western Nevada. I’ve given this mine a fake name to protect it from vandalism.

The mining camp includes a mill, a well-built cabin, a garage and workshop, outhouses, and a water tank. There are also ruins and artifacts from an earlier period of the mine.


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2020-9-26
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El Capitan Mine, NV 2020





In this video you’ll see an interesting, abandoned mine located on a steep slope, near the top of a stony ridge.
This mine has a couple unusual features, such as a long wooden gangway from the base of the hill up to the mine.

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2020-10-2
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Lone Mountain Mine, NV 2020




Join me as I visit an isolated, little-known zinc mine in central Nevada. You’ll see a well-preserved headframe, core samples from test drilling, and some nice scenery too.


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2020-10-13
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Cortez, NV 2020





Cortez is a ghost town in central Nevada with buildings and ruins spread out over a wide area. Silver was the primary ore mined here.

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2020-10-16
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Royston, NV 2020





Royston was a major turquoise mining town dating back to at least 1909, and turquoise is still being mined there today.  Several buildings still stand, as well as a few other ruins. Silver was also mined here and one silver mine still has the headframe and other structures.


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2020-10-20
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SHERLOCKHOLMES
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wow nice capture, well done
2020-10-21
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SHERLOCKHOLMES Posted at 10-21 20:20
wow nice capture, well done

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
2020-10-22
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Bronze Mine, CA 2020





The Bronze Mine is a small mining camp hidden in a mountain canyon in the Mojave desert.  The mine has some interesting features, such as a tall wooden trestle and ore bin. The trail to the mine goes up a canyon with beautiful scenery all around. This was the last site I visited during my 2020 trip.


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2020-10-25
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Very nice video!
2020-10-26
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Oh wait, there is more
I will put those on the watchlist!
2020-10-26
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I finally figured out what the old truck is at the Bronze Mine. It's a WWII Dodge WC54 field ambulance. The rear half behind the cab has been cut down to convert it into a homemade pickup truck. Here's what it would have looked like before being cut up:

[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_WC54#/media/Fileodge_WC54_Field_Ambulance_(1943)_(owner_Glen_Rummery)_pic4.JPG]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do ... n_Rummery)_pic4.JPG[/url]

Edit: Now I'm thinking it might be one of the earlier 1/2 ton models, possibly the WC27:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fileodge_WC-27_Ambulance_01.JPG


2020-10-26
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Can't wait for these videos! Thanks
2020-10-26
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Cacike47 Posted at 10-26 17:29
Can't wait for these videos! Thanks

All the videos have been posted in this thread.

Enjoy!
2020-10-26
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Ray_Dunakin Posted at 10-26 17:44
All the videos have been posted in this thread.

Enjoy!

Thanks, btw, you have been blessed with an great eye for the camera drone. Keep making these videos you have a big fan.
2020-10-27
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Cacike47 Posted at 10-27 10:51
Thanks, btw, you have been blessed with an great eye for the camera drone. Keep making these videos you have a big fan.

Thank you!
2020-10-31
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