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Crystal Gold Mine. The mine, located in Idaho, was created by Tom Irwin in 1879, when he found a gold vein there. He kept the existence of the mine secret, and with some help, mined there for three years. He disappeared after that. It seems like he intended to return, as he left his tools in the mine, and there was still some gold left. As he was in the habit of hiding the mine everytime he left it, it remained hidden until it was discovered in 1991. There is still gold there, and some of it shows up in the pictures. However, I don't remember which is actual gold, and which is rust.