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Bootjack Cavern is an unmarked location in the Mojave Wasteland that is east of the wrecked Highwayman.


The cavern can be found by heading due east toward the Lucky Jim Mine until reaching the cliff face, then heading north along the cliff. The cavern entrance faces west, towards the road. The cavern is a small cave consisting of three sections which are populated by fire geckos.

Notable loot


  • Inside the cave there is a deposit of sulfur and potassium almost identical to the deposit in the Vault 19 sulfur caves, only smaller and not explosive.
  • There are two dead prospectors inside the cave that can spawn with different weapons and their corresponding types of ammunition along with apparel such as the slave scarf, which can be difficult to obtain otherwise.
  • The Pip-Boy displays the quest marker on the east-facing side of the mesa, in the cave's interior. Beginning at the road and heading east could serve as an easier option for travel, rather than beginning at the Lucky Jim Mine and heading west.


Bootjack Cavern appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

When Red Lucy directs the Courier here to collect the fire gecko eggs, she refers to the surrounding area as the Ireteba Peaks, which is a real life wilderness area in Nevada.