Age of Borax (Circa 1921)
Just before it turns into a canyon, Lovell Wash jogs to the north(left),
and you see the (charred) remains of an old ore-loading facility
associated with the Anniversary Mine. There are portals and two tunnels
where the miners cut through vertical sedimentary layers (fins) so they
could bring their rail cars down the wash. These short tunnels appeared to
be safe enough to investigate at the time of this picture.
On the opposite side of the tunnel (on the left), the flat top of the mine's tailings provides a nice walk-in campsite. They mined 200,000 tons of borax/colemanite during the 1920s in the course of seven years, and now
some portals to the mine are boarded up due to rotting timbers. Always use
your best judgement before entering the portal of a mine.
(Source from Jim Boone - 2008)
Taken on March 31, 2008 at the Anniversary Mine (site) in southern Nevada