Guide to the Ghost Towns, Mining Camps,
and Other Formerly Inhabited Places in
Locations beginning with L
...SEE Mount Bullion
LA VENUE MINE
Part of the Trujillo Mines Group, which was located at the headwaters of Burns Creek, about 5.5 AIR miles northeast of Hornitos. Actual location not determined.
AKA – La Victoria Mine
This copper mine was located in Hunter Valley. Actual location is not determined. It was in operation in the mid-1860s, and appears to have been owned by a French company.
…SEE La Victoire Mine (above)
This is not a ghost town, but a large
reservoir originally formed by construction of the Exchequer Dam on the
· CHEMISAL …SEE Chamisal
· CHIMISAL …SEE Chamisal
· SAVAGE’S TRADING POST (#3)
· WASHINGTON FLATS (#2)
This hard rock gold mine was located one
mile south of the old
This copper mine was located in the West Westfall Area Copper Mines, just west of Illinois Hill (hill), 1.3 AIR miles southeast of the junction of White Rock/West Westfall roads, and 7.0 AIR miles south-southwest of Bridgeport.
LAST CHANCE MINE
This gold mine was located in the Kinsley Mining District. Actual location not determined.
on White Rock Road southwest of Mariposa in the Green Mountain area. The one-room
Edited from information posted to the Mariposa County Discussion group on Dec 10, 2000, by Don Rose.
Location not determined.
LITTLE BEAR MINE
This hard rock mine was located on Little Bear Creek about two miles north of Mid Pines and was active in the 1920s.
LITTLE CHARLIE MINE
One of several dozen mines located in the Sherlock-Whitlock area. Actual location not determined, but it is in the Whitlock Mining District.
Located in the Bagby Mining District. Actual location not determined.
LIVE OAK MINE (#2)
Located in the Buckeye Mining District. Hard rock gold mine operated from the 1870s-early 1900s & 1938-1941. Actual location not determined.
Stations for a listing of the various way stations in
The original site of the town of Mariposa, it was a small mining camp along the west side of Mariposa Creek, about a half mile below the present town. After floods wiped out the camp, the citizens moved to higher ground and rebuilt.
In the 1885, this Hornitos Mining District gold mine was active, but its location is not determined. The BRANSON store was also located here.
This copper mine was located in the “western foothills.” Actual location not determined.
This hard rock gold mine was located directly on the Mother Lode vein system. Location not determined.
This 1850s placer gold camp was probably
located on the Merced River in the Horseshoe Bend area that is now under
This copper mine was located in the West Westfall Area Copper Mines, 0.3 miles west of West Westfall Road, at a point 1.5 AIR miles north-northwest of the junction of White Rock/West Westfall roads, 7.0 AIR miles north of the four-county intersection, and 0.6 miles north of the San Jose Mine.
Located in the Mount Bullion Mining District. Exact location not determined.
In the Coulterville Mining District, along SH 49, about a ¼ mile south of Coulterville. Dating to the early 1850s, this was one of the earliest claims in the area. It also had a flurry of activity from 1894-1900, but was quiet from then on. The Louisa Mine (#1) produced about $100,000 in gold.
One of many gold mines in the Jerseydale Mining District. Actual location not determined.
Probably the same as one of the Louisa mines above. (GBS)
…SEE Cherokee Mine
...SEE individual listing for Agua Fria.
This hard rock gold mine was on the east side of and adjoining the French Mine. In the 1950s there were still several mine and mill buildings remaining. Actual location not determined.
Is this the same French Mine that is located in the Bagby District? If so, I will reference it at that location also. Anyone know? (GBS)
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