The Abandoned Anchor Mines

The Abandoned Anchor Mines

19 thoughts on “The Abandoned Anchor Mines

  1. Hello Frank
    Been watching your mine exploration for a year now , very interesting , gives me inspiration to get back in the hills once in a while ,been documenting old mines for many years,

    just to clarify a point regarding tailings, a cross cut driven to the load would be driven normally through barren ground the rock taken out is called development rock ,tailings are what is left after the ore is won, tailings/fines ect,

    out of interest have you come across any workings that would be older than 19th cent, hand driven levels , pick and black powder workings, coffin levels ?

    i shall stay tuned Frank very enjoyable watching your videos  cheers.

  2. Frank, frank frank, why do people try to warn you to do other things outside of mines and to be careful…………………… have we not already thought about all of this? Its whats inside is what intrigues us, how far it goes, who made it, what came out of it, where does it go, how far down does it go? You have a few hundred videos already and come out just fine. My thought about the ones we have here "just be cautious, watch your step, lots of light, dont pound or chop anything, watch for cave in's and if they havent folded in over 100 years by now, what is so special about me that it caves in. most of the ones here in Tuolumne, CA are solid rock anyway.

  3. Where exactly is this mine? I'm interested in finding any mines to search tailings for iron oxide ore. Also what mines are worth exploring in the mountains? I've been in Hubbard, ready relief, and one mine off noble canyon trail.

  4. Frank, I always wondered about your "tailings" term too because my Grandfather used to call it "waste." Tailings as I understood it to be is what you described from processing. However, I never wanted to say anything because I personally don't know much of that terminology except what I remember from grand pappy and I thought you were right and grand pappy was wrong, lol….. Not that I would ever do it, but I'd love to "recycle" that new steel they placed there. I can't stand it when our gov't barricades places in public land. Dang land nazis! The 686 is awesome! I just am holding all of my ammo and not shooting any of it because it's so dang hard as well as expensive to find right now.

  5. Interesting stuff. Read about some guys who drowned up in Silverado a while back in a flooded tunnel while trying to snorkel into and lost their bearing. Another good video Frank.

  6. It most likely was not flooded when they poured the footer , but then again , underwater set cement can be had at your local Home Depot . 

  7. The 686 is a good firearm. Add with that some good ole Remington 125 grain jacketed hollow points, and you have yourself some good self-protection from 2 legged threats. Glad you guys are armed out there.

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