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KENNEDY GOLD MINE

The Kennedy Mine in California’s Gold Country, is famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet) and demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California.        

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TONOPAH HISTORIC MINING PARK

The historic park covers more than 100 acres and is located on the site of the original mining claims that started the rush to Tonopah, making it “Queen of the Silver Camps”.    

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HARD LUCK MINE CASTLE

A private tour of Randy Johnston’s remote 4-story, 8,000-square-foot desert castle which has been under construction for the past 16 years.      

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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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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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