The digging of the Burro Schmidt Tunnel was the life achievement of turn of the century gold miner Burro Schmidt who spent 30 years creating a tunnel through a peak in the El Paso Mountains of California. Was he crazy or was he secretly finding gold? We filmed this while hosting Newsweek Magazine senior writer Alexander Nazaryan as he researched the article he just published featuring Death Valley Jim .  More about that trip is at this link.

The Newsweek online article is here: The print edition comes out on 3/25.  Please purchase a copy to support the printed word.  Buying the magazine makes important journalism like this possible.  We appreciate you so much, Alex!

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