The Nevada desert has some hidden, abandoned gold mines that are full of treasures. I found one such mine when I discovered the Silver Reef Mine tucked up in a remote canyon. Inside its labyrinth of tunnels and levels, I found many artifacts including an ultra-rare, functional mucker still on the ore cart tracks. A mucker resembles a miniature bulldozer and was used to remove waste rock (muck) from the mine. Finding an intact mucker in an abandoned mine is extraordinarily rare.
In another deeper part of the Silver Reef Mine, I stumbled upon a cache of fallout shelter supplies — many cans of dried goods, tubs of granola, and other things. Someone must’ve been planning on using the mine as a “bugout shelter” or fallout shelter in the past.
There was no evidence of any recent visitation to this area of the mine that I could see.
The Silver Reef Mine impressed me with its endless tunneling, many different levels, and tons of artifacts left in place when it was abandoned long ago. At the request of some viewers, I demonstrate in the video what a total blackout would look like to anybody unlucky enough to be caught in such a situation deep inside the Silver Reef Mine.
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