Category: Mills

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Mariposa Museum and History Center

Mariposa is a true California Gold Rush town without a doubt. It started as a mining camp 6 miles away…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
4.00 / 5
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279
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Moser Mine

The Moser Mine or Moser Claims are a series of workings shown on USGS Topo only as prospects. In actuality…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
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311
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Harrisburg

We visited Harrisburg in 2014. Moderately preserved with moderate vandalism, sadly. Harrisburg is located in Death Valley National Park only…

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Death Valley
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0 / 5
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235

Aurora

Aurora Nevada is a fascinating ex-ghost town with almost nothing too see. How can there be an ex-ghost town? Well,…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
3.00 / 5
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249
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Big Horn Mine

The Big Horn Mine is located in the southern part of Mojave National Preserve. Most noted for Hilltop House, a…

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Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
207
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Eagle-Shawmut Mine

With Lake Don Pedro water levels at an all time low in November 2014 and much ado in the press…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
2.00 / 5
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304
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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
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368
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Domingas Occurrence

Lucky me! I was perusing  local USGS Historic Topo’s and came across this awesome find. From Google Earth I could…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
152
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St. Mary’s Mine

I got excited searching USGS Historical Topo’s when I stumbled upon St Marys Mine. I got even more excited when I…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
1.00 / 5
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152
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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
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290
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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
303
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Ophir Mine

Not much history on the Ophir Mine is out there. It does appear on USGS Topo but that’s about it.…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
307
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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
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263
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Monte De Oro Mill

The Monte De Oro Mine’s stamp mill still stands in the woods only yards from the busy paved highway south…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
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176
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Salado Creek Stamp Mill

I found this stamp mill searching the internet. No real information other than it is near Salado Creek off Hunt…

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Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
116
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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
276
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Cray Mill

This seven stamp mill is around the corner from Bodie on the east side of Bodie Bluff on Bodie Rd…

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Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
196
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