October 2, 2014
It’s been 16 months since we reported on the Mountain Lily (Ware) Mine at the northern edge of San Diego County. Development is slow when mountain-moving is involved.
For instance, in July, it took days for John McLean, Ben Castillo, and Casey Jones to drive the Deere (pictured below) to the bottom of the hill. Then, up the hill with lead- and trail-cars. Then the Deere literally made its own road.
Let’s not forget where we are. We have a great view of a grand valley and Lake Henshaw…
Back to work. The Deere eventually uncovered the old workings and adit.
Nearly two months later, in late September, more pegmatite exposure. The site is prepared and made safe for future mining.
Above the clouds…