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Goodsprings District- Hoodoo Mine

Clark County

AKA: Yellow Pine District

There were four distinct, unpatented claims at this location. We found four distinct mine shafts here. I don't know if that signifies the four claims or not. The Hoodoo was controlled by Frank Williams of Goodsprings and operated under the direction of the Kansas Nevada Mining Group. According to 'Mines of Clark County', the Hoodoo Mine was worked from 1911 to 1927 for Lead and Zinc. 523 ounces of Silver, 33,831 pounds of Lead and 189,954 pounds of Zinc were taken. From 1928 to 1936, it appears that many tons of Vanadium were mined and sold. Processing took place at the Keystone Mill in Sandy Valley. The Hoodoo, the Speeter and the Spelter are all located within about a 1/2 mile from each other in the same small stand-alone hill on the western side of the district. The Hoodoo was the first mine that I ever explored in the Yellow Jacket District in the early 1990’s. The main photos are from 2015. The five photos at the end are from the trip in the early 1990's for comparison. I do not believe that we have ever had any trouble with the dirt road leading here. This is a cool area to hike around and check out.


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