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Carlyle Mine

The Carlyle Mine is a fairly popular explorers destination. There is a lot to draw an expolorer there. First of…

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Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
266
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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
305
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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
414
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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
271
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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
304

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
229
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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
188
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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
335
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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
254
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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
Views
222
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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
299
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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
Views
279
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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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Location
Death Valley
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
237
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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
Views
312
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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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Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
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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Location
Death Valley
Rating
0 / 5
Views
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
Views
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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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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Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
340
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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
Views
304
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