I just to happen on a new discovery. I had never heard of Gold Eye Gold Mine, but when visiting family in Quartzsite, Arizona, I took a drive through the desert and found this abandoned old gold mine that really intrigued me. The most notable feature was the tall, dark tower. The whole claim was situated up against a sizable mountain and it was complete with many covered mine shafts, old stone cabins, old equipment and even a “potty garden.” I made several trips back to shoot this intriguing spot. Once in the golden sunrise hour and then of course, at night, for my favorite photography technique – LIGHT PAINTING. Please enjoy the following several posts to see what a cool old place this is.

Caryn Esplin - Gold Eye Gold Mine Sunrise - Quartzsite, Arizona

Caryn Esplin - Gold Eye Gold Mine Sunrise - Quartzsite, Arizona

Caryn Esplin Gold Eye Tower

Caryn Esplin Gold Eye Tower

Caryn Esplin - Gold Eye Mine - Cabin #1

Caryn Esplin - Gold Eye Mine - Cabin #1

Caryn Esplin - Mine Shaft

Caryn Esplin - One of many old mine shafts

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