Boston Terrace – Newfoundland Mountains, West Desert, Utah
Mine, mine shaft
The trail to the mine is about .7 miles in length. Inside the mine there are about 300 feet of mine workings with a 60+ foot shaft at the end of the mine
Bring a bottle of water
Open year round
No sun exposure
Very narrow trail leading up to the mine. It is steep and rocky.
Bring meals and snacks as needed
Bring two headlights with extra batteries, bag for food and water, good hiking shoes, helmet and gloves.
A short mine that has a vertical shaft at the back end of it.
PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS AS YOU ENTER ANY ABANDONED MINE! ALWAYS TELL SOMEONE WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND NEVER GO IN ALONE
We were visiting the Newfoundland Mountains in mid-January and decided to check out as many mines as we could in the area including this one. We aren’t exactly sure what the real name of this mine was but we are going to call it the Stone House Mine because it is located close to the collapsed stone house just below the mine.
The trail starts off next to the old abandoned stone house that is located just below the Stone House Mine. Follow the short path up the small canyon just directly east of the stone house and you will quickly come to the tailings for this mine.
The mine is large enough for you to stand all the way up in, unless you are over 6 1/2 feet tall. But this is a short mine and you will quickly be able to explore its tunnels with no problem.
The mine goes back a hundred feet or so before immediately turning right and going for several hundred more feet.
Near the very back of the mine you will come to a vertical shaft that is about 60+ feet deep. There is a steel structure on top of the shaft with a winch system. PLEASE be careful if you approach this area. The steel frame is weak and could fall down without any notice.
There are several small side tunnels but they don’t go anywhere.
Head back out towards your car
This is a neat little mine to explore that is easy to get to…if you are already in the Newfoundland Mountains.