Category: Mills

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Skidoo Mill

Skidoo, located in Death Valley National Park was famous in the early 1900′s. Producing over 75,000 ounces of gold. But…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
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194
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Kennedy Gold Mine

Originally I had written off the Kennedy as a mine to tour because it lacked a stamp mill or tunnel…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
184
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16 to 1 Mine

The 16 to 1 Mine is one of the big boys on the block. Originally producing over one million ounces…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
273
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Kentucky Mine Museum

The Kentucky Mill is one of the best preserved stamp mills I have had the pleasure to visit. A large…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
193
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Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine has been on our list to explore for several years. We finally got a chance to drop…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
155
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Bodie State Park

William Bodie discovered gold here in 1859 and a mill constructed in 1861. By 1880 10,000 people lived in Bodie.…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
125
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Herman Mine

The stamps at the Herman Mine still stand tall as of our visit in May 2016 despite several forest fires…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
242
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Clair Camp

Clair Camp is a popular 4×4 destination located 5 miles east of Ballarat. The road up Pleasant Canyon is flanked…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
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154
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Tuolumne Gold Dredge

I have known about the Tuolumne Gold Dredge for years, driven past it, viewed the plaque on the side of…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
157
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Log Cabin Mine

Don’t let the name fool you. This federal government owned mining site began operation in the early 1900. Modern operations…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
685
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Golden Egg Mine

Some of my favorite mines to explore are the one man operations. The Golden Egg Mine was bought in 1940…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
155
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Golden Gate Mine

Certainly one of my all time favorites. The giant stamp mill sits right next to a well maintained gravel road…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
197
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Goldome Mill

Goldome is one of the largest most modern milling operations we have visited. The tunnels have been sealed but the…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
133
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Chemung Mine

The Chemung mine operated from 1909 to 1938. Mining both high grade and low grade ore totally one million in…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
140

Masonic

Masonic is a true ghost town just a few miles north of Bodie. Originally founded as three towns by the…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
110
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Death Valley Mine

Where is the Death Valley Mine you ask? Well, its not in Death Valley, it is smack dab in Mojave…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
104
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Jail Canyon

Several miles up the rugged and remote Jail Canyon exist the remarkably unaltered Corona Mine. The road up Jail Canyon…

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Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
167
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Wall Street Mill

The Wall Street two stamp mill is located in the Joshua Tree National Park. The dry desert air along with…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
116
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Gold Hammer Mine

Years ago on a trip from Arizona near the California border I opened up my handy dandy topo to look…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
1.00 / 5
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116
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Bonanza King Mine

Silver was found at the Bonanza King mine in 1880. By 1882 a large vein was struct valued at $1200…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
116
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