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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Kelsey Silver Mine in San Gabriel Canyon

In the 19th century when silver was discovered in the main canyon of the San Gabriel, two prominent mining companies were promptly organized (The Kelsey ...
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Buell’s Mining Folly and Found Lost Tunnel

Washing away the hillside at the Roberts Mine circa 1873. Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California Henry C. Roberts ...
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Miner Finds Silver Streak—Dies Drunk

Brown’s Gulch of San Gabriel Canyon used to be called Dead Man’s Gulch, until it was renamed in the 1880s, after a prospector named Brown ...
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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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Dutch Louie Tunnel & Titanium mine

Down in Pacoima Creek sits a crumbling tunnel from the 19th century that stands testament to the era of ambitious mining in the San Gabriels. Gold, silver, titanium, ...
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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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