Introducing the WMH Mines Explorer Pro

WMH Mines Explorer Pro

The Western Mining History Mines Explorer Pro is an interactive map that displays over 116,000 mines from the USGS MRDS database, lode and placer claims by PLSS section centers, mining towns, and mining district information. The Mines Explorer Pro is available to Mines level premium members. Note: The Mines Explorer Pro loads approximately 45 megabytes

Western Mining History Gold Explorer

The Western Mining History Gold Explorer is an interactive map designed to assist in the location of both historic and modern gold districts in the Western United States. The Gold Explorer is available to Premium Members Members: Access the WMH Gold Explorer The Gold Explorer locates all the mines from the USGS MRDS database that

Large underground mines often have important infrastructure and facilities built in underground chambers, hundreds or thousands of feet below the surface. Storage facilities, repair shops, and even modern hoist houses can be found deep within the mines. These facilities weren’t often captured in photographs, so it is a rare treat to be able to see

Elkhorn, Montana is one of the West’s most photographed ghost towns, and was the site of a major silver mine during the last couple decades of the 1800’s. Like the town, the mine was named Elkhorn, and the Elkhorn mine and mill sat right at the edge of town. The United States Geological Survey Twenty