The Boston American mine located in the Monte Cristo Mining District. The company was named for the American Mining Company and the treasurer F.W. Boston. The mine was the Boston American Company's last attempt to commercially mine the Monte Cristo District. This effort was brought to an end near Christmas of 1919 when an avalanche destroyed much of the mine camp and necessary supplies to continue work.
This mine is scheduled for remediation and closure of portal in 2013/14
ghost town (noun): a once-flourishing town wholly or nearly deserted usually as a result of the failure of some economic activity.
Carbon lamp writing from the 1930's
Boston American portal entrance.
Shack at the mine.
An Important Reminder:We strongly recommend you stay out of abandoned mines altogether unless accompanied by a guide familiar with the mine, safety and its structural condition.
Boston American Mine 1913 - 1919
Site visit 2012
95 percent of the tunnel 1500 feet in is filled with a clay substance.