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Bunkhouse Ruins

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

Panoramic view from west to northwest picturing the ruins of the once lovely rock and concrete bunkhouse, meticulously constructed by Ware and his crew, which even featured an ornamental wishing well on the north (front) side of the building for use by the miners and occasional visitors. The structure was intermittently occupied until underground ...
 © 2001 SDMCPhoto ID: 126632    View Count: 523

Caved Main Adit

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

Panoramic view from south to southwest picturing Erik Cordova and Edward Swoboda in front of the main adit. The caved highwalls mark the sites of the old underground portals. Still images captured from Sony Hi8 video source tape. May 2001.
 © 2001 SDMCPhoto ID: 126631    View Count: 593

Close view of the mine adit

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

This is a close view of the partially collapsed remaining adit at the Ware Mine taken on a beautiful summer day in 2008 high on a ridge in San Diego County, California.
 © g.slak 2011Photo ID: 359599    View Count: 258

Distant view of brickwork at Ware Mine

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

This is a view of the old brickwork bunkhouse of the Ware Mine (at the top of the ridge), seen from downhill on the south side of the ridge.
 © g.slak 2011Photo ID: 359601    View Count: 249

Distant view of Maple Lode mine locality

Maple Lode Mine (Maple claim), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

This is a view from a distance of the remains of the old Maple Lode mine on Aguanga mountain.
 © g.slak 2009Photo ID: 231650    View Count: 734

North view downhill, summer 2008

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

This is a view downhill and to the north from above the remaining adit of the Ware mine, taken on a beautiful summer's day in 2008 in northern San Diego County, California.
 © g.slak 2011Photo ID: 359600    View Count: 231

View in Blue Topaz pocket

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

Caption: "LEFT: View in Blue Topaz pocket, 50 feet in length by 20 feet in width. RIGHT: Extracting Blue Topaz from Gem Pocket." Reprinted from the bimonthly periodical Gems & Gemology, Vol. I, No. 8, March—April, 1935, page 218.
 © 1935 J. W. WarePhoto ID: 144903    View Count: 1105

View of partially collapsed adit

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

This is a view of the partially collapsed remaining adit of the Ware Mine on Aguanga mountain as it appeared in the summer of 2008.
 © g.slak 2009Photo ID: 231644    View Count: 371

Wishing Well

Mountain Lily Mine (Emeralite No. 2 claim; Gem Mine No. 1 claim; Ware mine), Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District), San Diego Co., California, USA

Looking south at the ruins of the rock and concrete bunkhouse, and the ornamental wishing well in front of the building. Still image captured from Sony Hi8 video source tape. May 2001.
 © 2001 SDMCPhoto ID: 126633    View Count: 378
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