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Mining Ruins, Quartzsite, Arizona

Sugar Loaf Peak Mine
The abandoned mine is just outside of Quartzsite up a steep mountain called Sugar Loaf Peak. I have seen it over the years and finally decided to take a peek inside. The opening of the shaft is about 5 feet high at the entrance but opens up to over 7 feet in height. We walked in about 150 feet and turned back once the darkness creeped up. I had led lights in my truck but didn’t want to walk back down the 100+ yards of slippery rock road. Plus I didn’t have the proper gear with us to go any further.

Just past the area where it got dark the trail splits off in two paths. So the mine must go a long way, maybe even to the other side of the peak. There are tons of caves and audits all over this area and most are abandoned and unsafe.

GPS Directions
Location Data
Date: 11.15.2015
Temp: 62°
Elevation: 879 ft
DD (decimal degrees)*
Latitude: 33.636240
Longitude: -114.315518

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