STRAYNGER RANGER

Home / Mines/Ghost Towns

RETURN TO OLD DUTCH

There’s something about the Old Dutch Cleanser Mine that keeps me coming back for more.        

Read More

MINING AT 9000 FEET

Mining operations ceased in 1945 but this high elevation mining camp has remained in remarkable condition thanks to a group of volunteers who maintain the remaining buildings and museum for future generations to enjoy.

Read More

HIKING MILLNER CREEK: WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA

Located 20 miles north of Bishop, CA at the base of the White Mountains, water from Millner Creek was once used to power the mining operations of the nearby Champion Spark Plug Mine.  

Read More

DOWN AND OUT IN YERINGTON, NV

After getting cop block’d while exploring the abandoned Sage Crest Drive-In in Yerington, I headed over to the former mining town of Weed Heights to check out the recently designated Superfund site of the massive Anaconda Copper Mine.     […]

Read More

BLUESTONE MINE RUINS

Below the ruins of an old mill site outside of Mason, Nevada, a unique landscape has formed. The natural looking formations were actually created by the sediment runoff from the processed ore that was mined here from 1890-1930.  

Read More

TECOPA, CA

This former mining town, with its healing waters, incredible landscape, abandoned treasures and rich mining history, is a great place to explore on your way to Death Valley National Park.      

Read More

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.  

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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.  

Read More

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.  

Read More

>> <<