On my second journey to the Valley of Death, I came across some new mining sites that required more exploration.
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.
There’s more to Julian, CA than Apple Pie. In 1869, A.E. “Fred” Coleman, a former slave established the first mining district in the area. Ten bucks gets you a fun filled guided tour deep underground in these two mines dating […]
A pumice mine, hub caps, tall broads, charcoal kilns, a baby volcano, dirty socks hot springs, and a concentration camp airport.
Located at the base of the Inyo Mountains between Independence and Lone Pine, the Reward Mine is so big you can drive a 4WD through it.
Exploring the Holly Ash and Old Dutch Cleanser Mine in the El Paso Mountains near Red Rock Canyon State Park.
William ‘Burro’ Schmidt and his tunnel to Nowhere.
A visit to Darwin, CA, a semi-populated ghost town and the craziness that surrounds it.
This little living ghost town north of Bishop was once a supply center for the nearby gold and silver mines that dot the surrounding hills.
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