Stay Out Stay Alive
On average, 20 to 30 people die each year in abandoned mines in the United States. This is an alarming and unfortunate statistic because many of these incidents are preventable.
Hunters, hikers, cave explorers and other recreationists who use public and private lands are at risk of death or serious injury. The Abandoned Mine Land Division has cataloged many abandoned mine sites in Wyoming, but many more exist in remote areas and on private land.
Anyone who observes an abandoned mine should report the site to us at 307-777-6145. Exact location and access routes will be especially helpful.
Click here for more information if you have encountered an abandoned mine, or to learn about the many dangers that abandoned mine sites pose.