Welcome to Arizona Frank Schlichting!! (Part 2)

Abandoned & Forgotten Places
Documenting mines like never before.

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Welcome, and thank you for stopping by our channel!
Shot almost entirely in 4K! …so turn up those video settings!

On this channel we go deep… REALLY deep into abandoned tunnels and mines all throughout the western United States. We researched some of the harder to find mines and hike back into them to explore and reveal there hidden secrets. Some of these remote locations are filled with cool artifacts, antiques and unique geology that will have you guessing as to why the old prospectors worked so hard to find gold, silver and other minerals.

A&FP moves just a bit slower. We discuss why the miners chose these sites and we try to point out the geology and minerals that got them excited. Veins of quartz filled with gold and silver made many men loose sleep in the 1800’s and early 1900’s and modern prospecting still does to this very day.

Dangers? Oh yes, there are allot of dangers associated with old mines. Un-exploded dynamite, blasting caps, bad air, bats, spiders and snakes all find there home in abandoned mines, shafts and tunnels. Oh, and let’s not forget rotting timbers, flooding and collapsing rock!

We take abandoned mine exploring seriously with all the proper safety equipment, training and experience necessary to do this activity as safe as possible but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit of fun along the way. “Gly” and his band of crazy characters “Old Bob”, “Quackers” and “Bobbie” are sure to brighten your day with there comments and silly antics. Heck, they may even give you a chuckle or two.

Just like Saturday morning cartoons before the internet was invented, Abandoned and Forgotten Places uploads each Saturday at 7:00AM PST.(that’s 10:00AM for you eastern folks) so don’t forget to click that bell icon to receive notifications of new episodes!

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Parents: We do our very best to keep our channel clean, friendly and entertaining. Rest assured, you don’t have to worry about bad four letter words on our channel. Well, there was that time “Gly” bruised his leg on a rock but we beeped that out.

Ok, now for the ugly stuff…

Abandoned mines and ruined structures have many hazards and can severely injure or even kill you. Do not attempt to copy or re-enact situations or scenarios seen in this video. Stay Out and Stay Alive.

This video and all commentary therein including comments by the viewer is for entertainment purposes only and not intended to be instructional.

Whew! You made it this far? Good for you!
Now enjoy the show!

19 Replies to “Welcome to Arizona Frank Schlichting!! (Part 2)”

  1. Have to say, the only reason I’ve viewed your videos is because you explored with Frank. Better treat him good.

    1. @Abandoned and Forgotten Places Great to hear. Frank, is a little crazy hope you two do more videos together.

    2. David Gallups
      “Gly”: Coffee in the morning, killer mines in the afternoon and grilled ribeyes with plenty of beer in the evening. That bearded jackrabbit has never had it so good! Lol. But seriously, we make a great team. 👍

  2. Great explore despite Franks ass hang’n out at 6:33, but we’re used to it. Bet you had his head spinning when you said Igneous rock cap. Amazing how big it was opened up at the top.

    1. KubotaManDan
      “Gly”: I’m doing my best to teach Frank more about geology but there’s nothing I can do about his ass crack. 😂 Lol

  3. Neat explore u guys. Colors are cool. Have fun in Arizona. Crispy nachos for lunch? Yum. Im glad there no baretooth barking spiders in that mine. U guys are a riot.

  4. Those manways were a bit tight, but at 115 lb and 5’4″, I would fit through easily, even with a backpack. Beautiful drifts and love the stoped out area where the volcanic cap was. That would be great to modify and build a house inside. Your light seemed a bit anemic in the wider areas, did you do some different lighting or was it just the size of the area you were exploring? It was a bit hard to see the geology. No barking spiders today – guess you aren’t too disappointed !!

    1. Loyal Kuhn
      “Gly”: Yes, those stopes were so big and the rock was so dark it just gobbled up the light from my rig. The only way I could have properly documented that area up on the hill was to walk all the way back down to the haulage adit to retrieve my equipment since I couldn’t carry it up through the shaft. By that point I was out of steam and it was close to beer 30. Lol

  5. hi i think your brill i live in d shire england our mines are all blown up but you can get in a few coal lead copper but there`s nowt like yours keep it up matey

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