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Contact Mine is located South of Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearest towns are Jean, Nevada,  Goodsprings, Nevada  and Sandy Valley, Nevada. Primary mining in the area included: copper, lead, silver, gold and zinc.

This mine has been sealed with bat gates and further access is not possible.   New interior images of this mine will not become available.  As far as we've been able to research, these are the only interior images of the Contact Mine available online.  Do not alter or remove mine barriers or safety devices. 

The mine interior is fairly simple.  There are three sealed portals that  followed fault lines about 20-30 yards each.  At one point, one did break through the surface, but the mine lacked any remarkable traits.  There were very few  interior or exterior artifacts.

Recently, I've been exchanging emails with someone about possible paranormal activity at this mine.  Anyone who's been following this site will know that I've never been a believer in things paranormal.  I receive contacts from people often asking about ghost sightings.  I'll most often politely dismiss it , but these emails weren't asking about anything paranormal.  They were asking for explanations for flashes of light, something moving at high speeds through trees, talking, and what they believed to be a violin.

What made me take notice of this series of emails was that we have experienced something similar around this same mine.  We first visited this mine over 5 years ago and haven't given it much thought until someone else reminded me of our similar experiences at this mine.  Between gusts of wind, we heard what we thought was a violin playing.  The sound was like a single string violin that varied in note.  The noise was soft. Often, so soft that we questioned if we were hearing it at all.  We both heard it, but didn't say anything to each other until we had a little time to process it. 

It occurred to me that it may have been something resonating with the wind blowing, but it varied in intensity and tune when the wind stopped.  When we walked towards the sound, it seemed to change direction, moving back and forth throughout the valley.  As we were making our way back to our vehicle, the wind stopped and we heard it again.  It was louder, sudden, and a chord. 

I've heard noises in and around a mine that I couldn't source, but not knowing does not equate to paranormal.  Sometimes, things just go bump.  We've since been told it may have been something known as a "Fiddle Plant", but have been unable to confirm.  It's not something I am familiar with.

Contact Mine.  Goodsprings, Nevada.

35°55'51.96"N  115°28'24.02"W
USGS Full Report

Primary Mining:  Zinc
Secondary Mining:  Lead, Silver

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