This is an abandoned mine near where I live in Arizona. There is evidence that water is leaching through the ceiling. There is also evidence of candles that have burned on the walls in the past. This would not be my choice for a gold mine – don’t know what was being looked for but a lot of work went into it?
Of course, when checking out the finer sites of Oatman, one must always be cognizant of the fact that “crap happens”.