Location: Death Valley

Abandoned gold mines in Death Valley? Of course, and lots of them. Death Valley was given its name by the 49er’s as they crossed to the gold fields of California. Almost a second Gold Rush for California, Death Valley saw a rush of gold mines and boom towns in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Now there is an almost endless supply of abandoned gold mines, mills and ghost towns to explore both inside Death Valley National Park and also it’s surrounding areas.

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Red Cloud Mine

We stumbled upon the Red Cloud Mine on route from Pleasant Canyon to South Park Canyon in Death Valley. After…

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Death Valley
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War Eagle Mine

The War Eagle is an extremely popular destination for underground adventurist, very little remains at the surface. Massive tailings are…

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Death Valley
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5.00 / 5
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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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Death Valley
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451
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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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Death Valley
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3.00 / 5
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294
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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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Death Valley
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3.00 / 5
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156
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Lippincott Lead Mine

The Lippincott Lead Mine aka Lead King Mine was discovered in 1906 and extensive works began by 1908. The mine,…

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Death Valley
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4.00 / 5
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530
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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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Death Valley
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5.00 / 5
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335
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World Beater Mine

Located just east of Ballarat up Pleasant Canyon around the corner from Clair Camp only yards outside Death Valley National…

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Death Valley
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5.00 / 5
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1443
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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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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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Death Valley
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339
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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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Death Valley
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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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Death Valley
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3.00 / 5
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65
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