West of the part a bit, on BLM lands is the New Dale area. Mines, works, and junk are scattered everywhere.
|The Virginia Dale mine. The deep sandy washes and impossibly steep dirt sections through the mine dump made this side trip fun.
|The Virginia mine itself. Pretty boring, really, unless you are dumb enough to go inside.
|The settling tanks. The remaining works are usually much more interesting than the mine shaft itself.
|New Dale. One of the nastiest 'roads' I've ever been on leads to this mine. The road is narrow, covered in sharp rocks, filled with ruts, and is along a steep cliff. There are some deep sand washes to cross for added fun. Worth it all for the view.
|Does the word 'cave-in' mean anything to you?