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TUNGSTEN TOWN: THE GHOST OF ATOLIA, CA

This once booming mining town of over 2000 people included a dairy, four restaurants, a movie theater, and the “Bucket of Blood” saloon. Today, it sits abandoned slowly succumbing to the harsh desert elements that surround it.  

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TIPI LIVING IN HISTORIC CHINA RANCH

This hidden oasis near the southeastern corner of Death Valley National Park includes a massive date farm planted from seeds in the early 1920s, tipi lodging, incredible hiking opportunities within the Amargosa River Valley and one of the best date shakes […]

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PLEASANTON TALC MINE: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Inside/Out – Exploring the remains of the Pleasanton Talc Mine one of the numerous mines located in the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park.  

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IBEX SPRINGS GHOST CAMP: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Established as a mining camp in the 1880s, Ibex Springs on the southeastern border of Death Valley National Park, is probably one of the parks least visited areas and that’s exactly why I wanted to check it out.  

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EAGLE CLIFF CABIN JTNP

Dating back to 1895, Eagle Cliff Cabin is one of the oldest and best preserved historic structures within the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park. Built inside a natural cave-like alcove of giant boulders and not found on any tourist […]

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THE MINES OF LAS FLORES CANYON

Exploring the mines & water tunnels of Las Flores Canyon above Altadena, CA.    

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AMALIE MILL & MINE

Dating back to 1894, the Amalie Mill & Mine near Caliente, CA remains one of the best preserved mining sites in and around Kern County.    

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BELL HARTMAN MINE

It’s hard to believe that you can still find an old miners cabin and small mine less than a quarter of a mile from the Angeles Crest Highway, fully preserved and without any graffiti or any other vandalization. It still […]

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BIG HORN MINE [EXTERIOR]

Perched nearly 7000 feet up on the rugged eastern face of Mount Baden-Powell and overlooking the historic East Fork of the San Gabriel River, sits one of Southern California’s largest abandoned mines.      

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INSIDE BIG HORN MINE

Inside one of Southern California’s largest abandoned mines.    

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