This community once had a post office and regularly scheduled stage coach service. It was an "old west" mining community that, once the mine closed, disappeared. A few people still live in the area.
The old mine is in surprisingly good shape, all things considered. Graffiti is on just about every wall. Most of the buildings are still standing, including the large mill. There was a blacksmith shop, a boarding house, a general store, a barn and a post office on the property, and it is difficult to know which structures are which.
The site is covered with "no trespassing" signs and apparently is owned by the federal government as a place of historic interest. As with any abandoned location, it isn't necessarily a safe place to visit, so use caution if you should ever decide to go.
Below are some photographs that I captured of the Amalie mine this past weekend. I used a Sigma DP2 Merrill to capture these.
|Amailie Mine - Loraine, California|
|Window Through Time - Loraine, California|
|Red Wood - Loraine, California|
|Abandoned Doorway - Loraine, California|
|Dilapidated Structure - Loraine, California|
|Window To Decay - Loraine, California|
|Rusted Bolt - Loraine, California|
|Blue Sky Light - Loraine, California|