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.