Ruth Mine, California
I visited this mine site which is on BLM land in 2013. The Ruth Mine was active from 1899 to 1942. The mine and mine camp had been cleaned up sometime before my visit. The mill and shop buildings have been demolished and the shaft is now sealed with a welded steel gate. The remaining buildings are being preserved. Some, like the school are still open but the rest are boarded up. The Ruth Mine site is 5 miles up the Homewood Canyon Road off of Trona Wildrose Road. The road is paved and in decent condition. The mine site is just past the community of Homewood canyon. It looks like the site is being cared for and is open to and being developed for visitors which is nice. I was a little sad to discover that the mill etc had been demolished.