The BB mine
was first discovered in 1904 by prospector who bore the nickname
"Johnnie-Behind-the-Gun" and located ten claims here. The mine changed hands a
few times over the years with little work being done until 1935 when it was purchased by
the Coen Company who worked the site until about 1937.
I rescanned the pictures originally posted on this page because the Nikon Coolscan III Scanner first used to scan the pictures screwed up when I first scanned the negatives. After three trips back to Nikon for service, and after having every part inside it replaced, it started acting up again, so I replaced it with a Nikon Coolscan IV ED and have updated the original bad scans.
I have also updated this page with photographs from a return visit. The main thing that I have noticed from the 2nd trip is that the wheel barrel shown in the picture is now gone, the stacked cement bags have been knocked over, also the beds in the stone bunkhouse above the camp have been moved around, rather odd.
Let's explore the BB Mine and Mining Camp
Revisited in 2005
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