Venturing off the asphalt & down unmarked dirt roads to explore the Cashier Mill, Eureka Mine and Aguereberry Camp in Harrisburg, CA and an unknown mining site near Emigrant Springs.

At first I thought I had stumbled upon the canyon to Barker Ranch where Charlie Manson and his crew were finally arrested but that area is a little further south from here.

At first I thought I had stumbled upon the canyon to Barker Ranch where Charlie Manson and his crew were finally arrested but that area is a little further south from here.

Busted

Busted

Its only a few miles down Emigrant Canyon Road and can be identified by two large water containers on a hill.

The unnamed site (or at least I couldn’t find anything about it) is only a few miles down Emigrant Canyon Road and can be identified by two large water containers on a hill.

Rusted out vehicles from the 30's and 40's litter than canyon leading up from the ruins.

Rusted out vehicles from the 30’s and 40’s litter the canyon leading up from the ruins.

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The ruins overlook the road that leads to the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns.

The ruins overlook the road that leads to the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns.

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The Eureka Mine - Harrisburg was founded by two of the most well-known prospectors in Death Valley history, Pete Aguereberry and Shorty Harris. The two men divided the outcroppings, Pete staked claims on the north side, which became known as Providence Ridge, this included the Eureka Nos. 1-4. Shorty staked claims on the south side, which would become known as the Providence Group.

Harrisburg was founded by two of the most well-known prospectors in Death Valley history, Pete Aguereberry and Shorty Harris. The two men divided the outcroppings, Pete staked claims on the north side, which became known as Providence Ridge, this included the Eureka Nos. 1-4. Shorty staked claims on the south side, which would become known as the Providence Group.

In mid-July of 1909 the Cashier Mill was about completed. In early August the Cashier Mine had shipped its first gold bullion, in only two weeks the mill had yielded around $2,000. In October an additional 5-stamps would be added to the mill.

In August 1909, the Cashier Mill had shipped its first gold bullion, in only two weeks the mill had yielded around $2,000.

Cashier Mill

In October an additional 5-stamps would be added to the mill.

The Eureka mine entrance is closed during wintertime to protect hibernating Townsend’s long eared bats.

The Eureka mine entrance, which is closed during wintertime to protect hibernating Townsend’s long eared bats.

Hi bats.

Hi bats.

Cart tracks.

Cart tracks.

Aguereberry Camp viewed from the Cashier Mill.

View of Aguereberry Camp from the Cashier Mill.

By 1907 the Eureka mine was tied up in a litigation battle that ended in 1909 when Pete got control of the claims. Pete worked at the mine from 1907 until the early 1930’s when his health was failing him. Except for some help from his nephew in his later years, the Eureka mine was built and worked by Pete alone. Pete died on Nov. 23, 1945 and he is buried in Lone Pine, California.

By 1907 the Eureka mine was tied up in a litigation battle that ended in 1909 when Pete got control of the claims. Pete worked at the mine from 1907 until the early 1930s. Except for some help from his nephew in his later years, the Eureka mine was built and worked by Pete alone. Pete died on Nov. 23, 1945. He is buried in Lone Pine, California.

Pete's kitchen.

Pete’s kitchen.

Sweet dreams Pete.

Sweet dreams Pete.

AC Kitchen

AC Kitchen

Leaner

Leaner

Pete, the man, the myth, the legend.

Pete, the man, the myth, the legend.

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There's gold in them hills.

There’s gold in them hills.

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A few modern conviences.

A few modern conveniences.

A room with many views.

A room with many views.

Holy House

Holy House

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Double shitters are my favorite.

2fer

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