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BISBEE QUEEN MINE TOUR

In almost 100 years of continuous production before the Bisbee mines closed in 1975, the local mines produced metals valued at $6.1 billion (at 1975 price) one of the largest production valuations of all the mining districts in the world. […]

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BISBEE ARIZONA

This mile high former copper queen nestled in Arizona’s mule mountains, is full of historic buildings, museums, art galleries, antique shops, hidden walkways, an awesome themed trailer park & a shitload of beer.      

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WALL STREET MILL & THE DESERT QUEEN MINE: DVNP

One of the most successful mines and one of the best preserved mills within Joshua Tree National Park.

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THE SNOWY RUINS OF WONDERLAND RANCH: JTNP

A New Year’s Day hike through the ruins of Wonderland Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park after a fresh snowfall.

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SALT CREEK HILLS & THE ASHFORD MILL RUINS: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Located just outside the southeastern tip of the National Park boundary, the Salt Creek Hills are designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The Ashford Mill ruins are within DVNP and contain the remnants of a gold processing […]

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BACK ALLEY DEATH VALLEY: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Venturing off the asphalt & down unmarked dirt roads to explore the Cashier Mill, Eureka Mine and Aguereberry Camp in Harrisburg, CA and an unknown mining site near Emigrant Springs.    

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THE CHICAGO OF THE WEST: RHYOLITE, NV

The ghost town of Rhyolite & the odd outsider art installations that surround it.        

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EASTERN SIERRA SURPRISE

On my second journey to the Valley of Death, I came upon some new mining spots that required more exploration.  

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BALLARAT GHOST TOWN

Sitting at the base of the Panamint Mountains west of Death Valley, lies the ghost town of Ballarat, CA. The town that once supported over 400 people, now sits empty with only the ruins of several adobe/wood buildings, a cemetery […]

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RUTH MINE & CAMP

Dating back to 1899, the Ruth Mine & Camp is located 3,530 feet in the Argus Mountain Range, roughly 14 miles from the town of Trona, CA.        

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