The Black Metal Mine and Chubbuck photos

We've come down the Skeleton Pass Road and are now urging the Lizardmobile up the sandy road toward the Black Metal Mine in the southwestern Old Woman Mountains. The Black Metal never produced much, and little remains at the site now that the head frame has fallen down. However, the flats between the shaft and the tunnel offer a scenic campsite with commanding views of the valley below and the hillsides beyond. It's those hillsides that have drawn the two people that we will rendezvous with at the mine, for on their slopes was found the second largest meteorite in the United States. Joe, who is writing an article about the Old Woman Meteorite, and Mohave, a living desert encyclopedia cloaked in human form, are exploring the impact site today. We're planning to meet them at the mine this afternoon, do a bit of tunnel exploring, and after a night under the stars head down to Chubbuck. Joe is writing a book on this once bustling limestone quarry site. Chubbuck was founded in the the 1920's to provide a whiting agent for Charles Chubbuck's cement operations. It reached a peak population of around four hundred before it was eventually abandoned in the 1940's. Today nothing remains but the concrete hexagonal shaped explosives building and a few low walls and foundations. With Joe as our guide we'll be exploring the "trashy" side of Chubbuck. Vast areas of interesting historic trash stretch beckoningly along the seldom traveled Cadiz Road. If you've ever wondered what's out in this area, here's your answer! Click on the photo link below to see it through our eyes.


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