Ghost Towns and Mines

 

ROosevelt well, NV

This site in Tule Canyon was once a mining camp. It is just a few miles down the canyon from Tule Corral. Currently there is another corral here made of riveted pipe, a windmill, the ruins of a five-stamp mill, a few fallen cabins, and one cabin which is still standing. There are some small mines up in the hills behind the townsite.


The first time I visited this site was in 1990, although I had it confused with another site called Stateline. At that time the mill building was starting to collapse but was mostly still standing. Two fallen cabins still had peaked roofs.


Right: There used to be an ancient drilling rig mounted on a Chevy truck which had been abandoned nearby -- sadly, the truck and drilling rig were gone in 2012.



Update: The truck and drilling rig were moved to Gold Point, and I now have a complete set of photos:

Chevy Truck and Drilling Rig



(Note: The ghosttowns.com website calls this place “Roosevelt City”, but the historical photos they show are actually of Roosevelt, Arizona -- a town that was created to support the construction of the Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River.)


Other sites to visit in this area include: Tule Corral and Lower Tule Canyon.











I’ve decided to provide a separate page for each of the three areas of interest at this site. On this page you can view a few photos of the general area, plus shots of the mill ruins, the cabin, and the mine and ore bin. To see additional detail photos, click on any of the links or photos below.


Updated May 2013.


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Roosevelt Well:  The Mill


(Click the title or any photo to see more pics of each structure and its surroundings.)


When I first visited this site in 1990, the mill building was collapsing but still recognizable (right). In 2012, above, all that remains of the building itself is a small pile of wood and rusted sheet metal. The massive timbers of the stamp mill still stand, as does the large wooden ore bin.


Nearby are some stone foundations, a small galvanized metal tank, and various other debris.











Roosevelt Well:  The Cabin


Several small cabins once stood near the mill. As of August 2012, only one still stands. The others have been reduced to debris. The remaining cabin features some beautifully weathered wood.






















Roosevelt Well:  The Mine and Ore Bin


A cluster of small mines is located in the hills a short distance beyond the cabin. A lone ore bin is collapsing into the shaft.