Big Tujunga Water Tunnels

Very few people know about Big Tujunga’s unique tunnels. Their construction probably dates back to the mid 20th century when an area was blasted under…
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Emma (Conover) Mine

Mining in the Soledad Canyon region took off in the 1870s with new gold discoveries in the Acton area and the completion of the Southern Pacific…
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Puritan Mine Stamp Mill

In plain sight from the 14 freeway, an inoperative 5-stamp mill stands as a relic of a very old operation. It’s one of only two upright stamp mills…
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Saucer Canyon Mine

Saucer Canyon Mine

Saucer Canyon (Branch) is a small tributary that feeds Millard Creek in the San Gabriels and is also the location of one of the four historic mines…
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Billy Heaton (Queenie) Mine

The Billy Heaton Mine (34°14’27.62″N, 117°45’37.26″W) is located right off the East Fork trail that goes to Bridge to Nowhere. The mine is in such…
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Allison Mine

High in the south face of Iron Mountain is a mine “discovered” by the experienced prospector, John James Allison and his three sons. The Allison…
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Bell Hartman Mine

“Although the mine building and mine are less than a quarter of a mile from the Angeles Crest Highway….the Bell Hartman Mine remains virtually unknown.”…
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