Posted by David A. Wright on January 04, 2003 at 18:34:01:
In Reply to: Mineshaft posted by Trona Joe on January 04, 2003 at 01:38:38:
I presume you're talking about the one by Daylight Spring.
Daylight Spring was a water stop for travelers between Rhyolite and Skidoo during the first decade of the 1900s. Somebody likely noticed some float or something and started prospecting.
Being that the spring and surrounding country is in close proximity to Rhyolite, recall that that city spurred heavy prospecting throughout the entire region and as a result heavily pockmarked by prospect holes and mine adits.