Back in 2017, I had a fun time poking around this old cabin and mine out in Nevada’s Great Basin.
The Culverwell was also called “History Repeats”. It shipped some gold and silver ore in 1933. The cabin appears to have been lived in as recently as the 1980s and has quite a few interesting items inside: some kind of water-cooling system, a preserve cellar, a concrete BBQ, and a shower-toilet combo! That last one must have been a real time-saver.
I’d be curious to learn more history about this place if you know about it.
The mine itself has an interesting iron gate and laddered winze but is otherwise short.
Drive out to Ash Springs, NV. It’s on Highway 93 in Lincoln County in Southern Nevada. From the Shell gas station there, head 5 miles (8 km) north to the junction with Highway 318 but continue north on Hwy 93. Drive anther 27 miles (43.5 km) to the Delamar Ghost Town (misspelled Delmar for some reason) turnoff on the right. Start here.
The road track is usually a graded dirt road. After 1.7 miles (2.7 km), the road follows power lines. At 4.2 and 5.2 miles (6.8 and 8.4 km) pass side roads to Grassy Spring. Continue straight. At 5.7 miles (9.2 km) turn left on to Delmar Road towards Delamar. At 9.6 miles (15.4 km) pass Abandon Road and continue straight.
At 11.1 miles (17.9 km), make a sharp left at the Helene Cemetery. If you go straight you will continue to Delamar. In another 0.4 miles (0.6 km) the road drops into Helene Wash and gets a bit rougher. At 11.6 miles (18.7 km), the road passes a side road to the old site of Helene and Magnolia Mine. At 12.7 miles (20.4 km), the road leaves the wash and turns right then it climbs up the pinyons covered slopes of the mountain to the camp and mine.