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Mining Tailings Everywhere Near Virginia City

Mining Tailings Everywhere

As the Virginia City Scenic Drive approaches the town of Virginia City, old mining tailings and other mining scars are, quite literally, everywhere. Some of the tailing piles are small, others are very large. For those with ATV's or who simply feel like hiking, many of these old mines can be reached by following an "unofficial" off-road system that begins just to the north of Virginia City.

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