The Fern Mine
July 2004 by Ron WendtSharp, jagged mountains shot up around me as I slowly bumped my way, in my old Chevy pickup, up the boulder strewn mining road to the Fern Mine. The Fern Mine is situated on the west side of Archangel Creek, where several other hard rock mines once operated.
In years past, it was a long, mosquito infested walk through these hills, not only as a youth but also as an enthusiastic gold prospector and explorer in search of old gold mines and lost paystreaks. Hours were spent going through...
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