Category: Authentic Ghost Towns & Mining Camps

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Barker Ranch

Everyone knows the Barker Ranch as the Manson Family hideout and probable location for several Manson Family murder clandestine graves.…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
697
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Argonaut Mine

The Argonaut is the site of the worst gold mining disaster in California History. On August 27th, 1922, 47 immigrant…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
543
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Burro Schmidt Tunnel

William “Burro” H. Schmidt began gold mining in the area in 1906. Rather than haul his ore over the steep…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
503
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Gold Hill

I stumbled upon some photos of the Yellow Jacket Mine, New York Mine, Caledonia Mine, and the Kentucky Mine. All seemed…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
507
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Forest City

Forest City California now called “Forest, CA” is a real lost gem. Settled in 1850 and named Brownsville in 1852…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
525
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Lost Burro Mine

In 1907 in the peaks east of Death Valley’s famous “Race track” not far from Tea Kettle Junction Bert Shively…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
448
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Hite Cove

Hite Cove (aka Hites Cove) is small mining camp tucked along the Merced River. John Hite discovered gold here in…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
511
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Ibex Spring

Silver-lead mining began in 1882 at the Ibex Mine but was never very profitable and shut down by 1892. For…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
340

Ballarat

Ballarat is the gateway to all things Panamint. Including all the canyons along the Panamint Range. The towns one resident…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
215
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