Two roofless stone cabins full of artifacts provide a glimpse into a gold miner’s life.Caryn Esplin - Gold Miner's Cabin #1 - Eagle Eye Mine - Quartzsite, Arizona

Cabin #1 was owned by a man names Lehre Harold Erdman. His gravestone guards the entrance of the one-room stone cabin. Many personal belongings still line the walls, such as the miner’s helmets, typewriter and bed springs I have posted. While doing these light paintings all alone in the pitch black night, I had the uneasy feeling someone was watching me. Maybe it was Lehre himself.

Caryn Esplin - Gold Miner's Cabin #2 - Eagle Eye Mine - Quartzsite, Arizona

Cabin #2 was more elaborate with several rooms and a large cement patio / yard area. Both cabins have lost their roofs, so this leads me to believe they must have been wood and rotted away with time. However the grave marker outside Cabin #1 indicates that at least Erdman was living there until 1996. Sitting on the large cement patio outside this cabin #2 was the flamingo still and several large cement pillars, which you will see in the next post.

Caryn Esplin -  Eagle Eye Gold Mine Tower - Quartzsite, Arizona

This huge tower looms over the whole area and serves as a landmark and entrance to the claim. The whole area with its back to a steep hill and the desert valley below.

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