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Location DB > United States > California > New Idria > New Idria
New Idria
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created by eR1c on 6/5/2006 6:17 PM
last modified by eR1c on 6/5/2006 6:34 PM
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old mining town.
many structures.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors -mining structures, small town
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate (lot's of "No Tresspassing" signs, yet not sure how much they are enforced)?
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

New Idria, California
United States
Owner: Not Exactly Sure but I believe it's privately owned (not state/gov't)
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • Ratlesnakes -seriously, I spotted 3 and in such a remote area it would not be good to be bit. -No cell phone coverage, etc...
  •  Interesting Features
    Historically, it's very significant.
    Visually very cool, lot's of large sized machinery.
    Geographically very interesting location.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • dogs
  • part-time guard
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • there is one resident who lives on the property, I did not see him on my trip, however I heard him yelling every hour or so, I do not know if he knew of my presence. I heard dogs at one point as well.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1851
    Closed: 1974
     Required Equipment
  • binoculars
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  • camera, water, -lot's of water in the summer, high clearance vehicle. 4x4 preferred. plenty of gas, as the area is extremely remote. Nearest gas is at least 110 miles round trip.
  •  Recommended Equipment
    snake bite venom, long stick to ward off snakes, good hiking boots as you'll do quite a bit of walking.
    Pre Gold Rush era Quicksilver mining town,
    check out the New Idria web site:
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    eR1c's Visit
    Mon, Jun 5th, 2006
    posted by eR1c
    25 pictures
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    eR1c's Visit -Gallery 2
    Mon, Jun 5th, 2006
    posted by eR1c
    24 pictures
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    Tunnelbug at Night
    Sun, Feb 11th, 2007
    posted by tunnelbug
    10 pictures
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    BO2Krocketman's group photos
    Mon, Mar 22nd, 2010
    posted by bo2krocketman
    10 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 3/26/2010 2:26 AM.

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  • on Mar 26 10 at 2:26, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 22 10 at 7:08, bo2krocketman added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 22 10 at 7:04, bo2krocketman updated gallery BO2Krocketman's group photos
  • on Mar 22 10 at 6:28, bo2krocketman created a new gallery
  • on Feb 12 07 at 5:55, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 11 07 at 20:10, tunnelbug updated gallery picture Sludge River
  • on Feb 11 07 at 20:09, tunnelbug updated gallery picture Hopper
  • on Feb 11 07 at 20:09, tunnelbug updated gallery picture Retort
  • on Feb 11 07 at 20:08, tunnelbug deleted picture 221689 from gallery Tunnelbug at Night
  • on Feb 11 07 at 20:08, tunnelbug updated gallery picture Ore Pipe
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Is New Idria still accessible?Jimplicit02911/10/2014 6:10 AM by Jimplicit
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