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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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CERRO GORDO SMELTER: KEELER, CA

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

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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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EAGLE & HIGH PEAK MINE

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 […]

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OWENS VALLEY BEAUTIFUL RANDOMNESS

A pumice mine, hub caps, tall broads, charcoal kilns, a baby volcano, dirty socks hot springs, and a concentration camp airport.    

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REWARD MINE

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.      

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HOLE HUNT MOJAVE

Exploring the Holly Ash and Old Dutch Cleanser Mine in the El Paso Mountains near Red Rock Canyon State Park.    

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BURRO SCHMIDT TUNNEL

William ‘Burro’ Schmidt and his tunnel to Nowhere.      

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DARWIN IS DOLOMITE

A visit to Darwin, CA, a semi-populated ghost town and the craziness that surrounds it.  

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