Pilgrim Mine - Goodsprings (North) Mine District

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This page last updated on 11/07/2018
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Directions: I created this map (Fig. 01) of and area northwest behind the town of Goodsprings, NV. Shown near the center of the map, both of these mines are located approximately 4 miles northwest of Goodsprings Nevada, off of Nevada (53) what today is know as Kingston Road. Highlighted with yellow (and arrows) shows the route we traveled on today's trip. The location of this mine is labeled "Pilgrim Mine" and "Site 2" in the map in (Fig. 01).

History of the Pilgrim Mine: 
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The primary mining of this mine was Zinc; the secondary mining was Copper, Silver, Lead. The Pilgrim mine is located about 5 miles northwest of Goodsprings, on the north side of Kingston Road, about .2 miles northeast of the Red Cloud Mine. The claim was made in 1892 by A.G. Campbell, but little work was done until 1908. It was later acquired by Harvey Hardy and associates, and then by the Pilgrim Mining Company. There are a few open collar shafts and a good sized tailing pile, but the mine was dug into the valley floor; not a hillside. As you can tell from (Fig. 02), the principal working is an inclined shaft, which extends westward at 32 degrees to the 90-foot level and then 45 degrees to the 120-foot level. There are also drifts south at 40 feet and north at 52 feet. As you can see from the production chart (Fig. 03), nearly 2,000 ounces of silver were retrieved from the mine between 1908 and 1918; however, it produced mostly lead (130,000+ lbs) and zinc (73,000+ lbs).

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11/03/2018 Trip NotesToday Jim Herring, Harvey Smith and Bob Croke and I located the site listed on the map in (Fig. 01) as "Pilgrim Mine". NOTE: Because I have found this mine listed in two different locations on two different maps, I'm not sure of its location. It is either the mine labeled "Pilgrim Mine" or "Site 2" in the map in (Fig. 01). As a result I'm not sure if we really found it or not. I may have to go back to the area and do some further investigating. The pictures we took today (Figs. 04 thru 07) indicate that some major shafts were dug here at some point. The amount of overage or tailing in (Figs. 06 & 08) are proof of extensive diggings. The partial "wall" in (Fig. 08) and a couple of areas of discarded cans (Fig. 09) are evidence that this site may have been inhabited at some point. A distance from what looks like the main shaft, there are two areas that may have been vent shafts (Fig.10). After exploring this site we continued up Microwave Tower Road to the top of Lower Potosi. Refer to the map in (Fig. 01). Click here for pictures and a description ... Microwave Towers on Lower Potosi

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