Location: Eastern Sierra's

The eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountains stretch from north of Reno down to the Mojave. Highway 395 runs north-south the entire distance. Gold mining history is almost as old as the Mother Lode. Even though the gold mines, mills and ghost towns of the Eastern Sierra’s are far apart from each other there exist more to explore here than any could imagine.

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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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Eastern Sierra's
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5.00 / 5
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125
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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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Eastern Sierra's
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5.00 / 5
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685
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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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Eastern Sierra's
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4.00 / 5
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197
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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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Eastern Sierra's
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3.00 / 5
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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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Eastern Sierra's
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3.00 / 5
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110

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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Eastern Sierra's
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3.00 / 5
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101
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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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Eastern Sierra's
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4.00 / 5
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77
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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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Eastern Sierra's
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3.00 / 5
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19
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