View Full Version : Is this a mine? has someone been here???!!!

07-26-2013, 09:50 AM
Ok so my some friends, my wife and I went and hike up Guanaco and Vicuna peaks last weekend and what been driving me crazy is ..... I saw what appeared to be a mine of some sort, but unlike what I've seen in other places and I am dying to know if someone has been there and/or knows for sure what the deal is. I have spent hours trying to find some kind of documentation or trip reports or anything and haven't. It is located at the headwaters of the east anderson river and near as I can figure, it's the very end of the east anderson fsr. The mine is located at the very base of Bighorn peak on the northwest - ish right where the ridge comes down. I have attached a pic of the mine close up and then from a distance. Its the one with the girl and guy and you can see it in the lower left. Has anyone been there? any ideas? Also attached a PDF for kicks too in case that helps.

07-26-2013, 09:52 AM
here's a few other pics of the trip too [36]

07-26-2013, 11:31 AM
sweet pics

07-26-2013, 01:50 PM
Wow that's sick up there where is this located please[cheers]

07-26-2013, 01:54 PM
Cool shots thx for sharing

07-26-2013, 02:09 PM
yup need to go there for sure !!!!!

07-26-2013, 03:58 PM
Very interesting

07-26-2013, 06:21 PM
The peaks that we climbed (the crazy looking one only 2 of us did) are called Vicuna and Guanaco peaks. You take the Britton Creek Rest Area, but then head west along a forestry rd. Go until you reach a campsite, then bike/quad for 4km then head up the trail.... UP the trail haha to the saddle between the 2 and it's an amazing view in the saddle alone, but then the peaks are even better.

But no one has ever been up the East Anderson River fsr???? I'm gonna bump this till everyone looks at it haha

07-26-2013, 08:09 PM
nice looking hike. thanks for sharing

Ry' & Jen
07-27-2013, 05:03 AM
Looks to me like an old granite quarry.
I did a quick google search and came up with:
(Look half way down the page for the photo below)
But I couldn't find the name of the quarry though.

07-27-2013, 11:01 AM
hey man I think you nailed it! you gave me enough info to find the actual mineral claim info eventually.....

Looks like it was used for granite for a company in the lower mainland, but with how little they took it must have just been more of a testing location. :)

THANK YOU for helping my satisfy my curiosity haha I was gonna drive there just to take a look haha

07-27-2013, 02:44 PM
that is pretty kewl

07-27-2013, 05:03 PM
Awesome pics I will have to check this out sometime for sure!

08-15-2013, 09:55 PM
Those pics are amazing! Looking forward to seeing pics on the mine/quarry up close!

08-15-2013, 10:18 PM
nice pics thanks. thats a wierd cut in the rock.beautiful view

08-15-2013, 11:30 PM
That's epic I want to see more old mines and caves and shit... Already started a small list of places I could find on google

Half Slant
08-15-2013, 11:49 PM
That's awesome.!definitely can't wait to see more pics of this ! [36]

08-16-2013, 07:07 AM
That's epic I want to see more old mines and caves and shit... Already started a small list of places I could find on google

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/papananamous/poop.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/papananamous/media/poop.jpg.html)

there's one off your list.:rolleyes:

08-16-2013, 08:14 AM
Sweet man! Next time u go pm me!

08-16-2013, 10:07 AM
I did not know and heard that radioactive dust happens when cutting granite Wow... Good pics

08-17-2013, 10:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/papananamous/poop.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/papananamous/media/poop.jpg.html)

there's one off your list.:rolleyes:

Thanks mang ill scratch that off my bucket list:party0010: