For Sale: $1.2 million modern day castle with working gold mine in Nevada
An incredible modern-day castle that comes complete with a gold mine is for sale.
Encompassing 40 acres of land in the private Nevada wilderness, the Hard Luck Castle Mine can be yours for $1.2 million.
The Hard Luck Mine operated from 1897 to around the time of World War II, but after the war the mine never reopened. However, the sales listing describes the gold mine as "productive, but dormant" and has a 160-ft. mine shaft in serviceable condition.
Jake Rasmuson, of Bishop Real Estate, says: "This is an amazing opportunity to own one of the most unique properties in the United States, the Hard Luck Castle combines elements of the Wild West with a modern-day castle."
The main building is four stories and has 22 rooms spread over 8,000 square feet. It was constructed from 2000 to 2012, with "superior engineering to last 400 to 500 years", by Randy Johnston, who bought the land in 1998.
The fortress has 16-inch walls and is self-sustainable and completely off the power grid, being entirely powered by wind and solar.
The estate has a theatre and casino game room, auto and wood shops, four bedrooms and three full baths, two kitchens, and a great room with two working pipe organs.