Lost Burro Mine,
Inside this cabin is a sign warning visitors that if they should take anything from
this mining camp, a great evil curse will fall upon them. This is one place where take
only pictures, leave only footprints definitely applies!
The discovery of the Lost Burro Mine involves the classic tale of a prospector in
1907 picking up a rock to throw at his stray burros, only to discover it laced with gold.
In 1915 the Montana-Tonapah Company built a water powered 5-stamp mill, with water
piped in from Burro Spring 8 miles away. The Lost Burro changed hands many times over the
years, the most productive years were between 1912-1917.
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Lost Burro Mine
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