Tag: National Parks

National Parks Gold Mining Map.

Primarily located in Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park. Both have a long and fascinating Gold Mining history.

El Dorado Mine

The El Doarado Mine is located at the northern edge of the Whiskytown National Recreation Area. The nps.gov site makes no mention of the mine so it is tough to find history. The mine is a popular hiking destination and…

Briggs Camp

Briggs Camp is a popular 4×4 destination with a well cared for cabin. The Cabin was built by Harry Briggs a miner and is now cared for by the Friends of Briggs Camp. The Honolulu Mine aka Thorndike Mine on…

Big Bell Mine

The Big Bell Mine (Death Valley) is located in the Chloride Cliffs between Chloride City and the Keane Wonder Mine. Most certainly named after the Big Bell in Australia. This mine as well as Keane are currently closed by the…

Chloride City

Chloride City is best known for the ruins of several “dug out” style dwellings (east of the pin) accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles only. Also known for the lone grave of “James McKay” which no one knows anything about…

Keane Wonder Mine & Mill

The Keane Wonder Mine (Death Valley) was discovered by Jack Keane in the early 1900’s along the Chloride Cliffs below Chloride City. In 1906 investors made the mine a major gold mine and one of the most productive in Death…

Lost Horse Mine – Joshua Tree National Park

This Southern California gold mine located in Joshua Tree National Park has been plugged with expanding foam then covered with dirt. But the original stamp mill exist in its original state and in good condition. The hike is moderate and…

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