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Location DB > United States > New Mexico > Parsons > Parsons Mine
Parsons Mine
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created by Jonsered on 7/10/2006 3:16 PM
last modified by Jonsered on 7/10/2006 3:26 PM
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Three large pieces of mining machinery, the concrete remains of the processing plant foundation, and the man made canyon containing the mine.
 Basic Information
Type: Tunnel and Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Parsons, New Mexico
United States
Owner: Forest Service
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  •  Hazards
  • cave in
  •  Interesting Features
    Two beautiful boilers which powered the mine machinery sit right by the road.
     Security Measures
  • Zilch. Go check it out.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1889
    Closed: 1932
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • head protection
  •  Recommended Equipment
    camera, water
    The Parsons Mine ws one of many very successful mines in the Nogal area. The Silver Queen, Crow Lode, Argentina, Turkey Creek, Maude, Helen Rae and others produced Silver and Iron in large quantities. Parsons was fiarly centrally located, and so became the town which supplied these wide spread mines. The Parsons Mine itself was an iron mine, with a wide but not particularly long vein.

    In the 1920's, the mines started to slowly play out, and finally closed during the Great Depression. The Parson Hotel stood until the mid 1980's, when it was burned by vandals. Now, little remains excpet some rusting machinery and the mine.
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     Future Plans
    This is inthe Lincoln National FOrest, so nothing new will be constructed here. The machines will slowly rust away, and the mine will eventually cave in.

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    Summer Trippin'
    Mon, Jul 10th, 2006
    posted by Jonsered
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    WARNING: The article on Parsons is completely full of shit.

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 7/12/2006 11:07 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 12 06 at 23:07, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:46, Jonsered made this location available
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:46, Jonsered updated gallery picture Parsons Mine
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:46, Jonsered updated gallery picture Axle
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:45, Jonsered updated gallery picture Tailing Pile
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:45, Jonsered updated gallery picture Daylight Comes
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:44, Jonsered updated gallery picture Main shaft
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:43, Jonsered updated gallery picture Partial cave in.
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:43, Jonsered updated gallery picture Parsons Mine
  • on Jul 10 06 at 15:42, Jonsered updated gallery picture Axle
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