ABM Logo Lead Mine Prospect

in Ulster Co. NY, there was discovered a series of tunnels in the Shawangunk mountain range during the early 1900's. Except for a few references to Gold being prospected in these areas, there is no documentation of mining at this location.

The main tunnel is at the foot of the Shawangunk mountain, and penetrates eastward over 500 feet.

Someone sometime ago expanded a great deal of labor and capitol in search of a highly prized mineral vein.

An engine foundation remains outside of this adit, and if you proceed further north and south, you may find more tunnels..

Video - Entering Adit

Video - Inside

April 2007 Visit



Peering into the entrance..

A vertical shaft just outside...

First 100 feet..

Looking back out now..


The tunnel becomes dry..

A drift to the side..


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