During my recent four day backpacking trip in the Pasayten Wilderness with Brett, Tim and Bill we visited an old Tungsten mine on Wolframite Mountain. The location is extremely remote (30 miles from Winthrop) so it was amazing to see the array of machinery present at the mine. While walking up the trail to the mine, we found lots of iron pipe which appears to have been used to supply the mine workers and machinery with water. I was astounded at the scale of the workings – everything on site (with the exception of wood) was hauled in via. pack trains taking many days to reach the location.
On returning to Redmond, I was curious to learn more about the mine.