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THOMPSON SMELTER RUINS: MASON VALLEY, NEVADA

Constructed in 1910 to process the copper ore from nearby mines, the ruins of this million dollar smelter and former townsite spread out over 1300 acres of high desert near Yerington, Nevada.                   

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COALDALE, NEVADA [ABANDONED]

This abandoned highway roadside ghost town in Esmeralda County, Nevada was built on coal and destroyed by gas.        

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TITUS CANYON: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley National Park’s most popular back-country road travels along 27 miles of high mountain peaks and a deep narrow gorge cut into the steep face of the Grapevine Mountains.    

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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.    

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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.  

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PLANE CRASH BROTHEL

In 1978, a promotional stunt for Fran’s Star Ranch Brothel near Beatty, Nevada resulted in the crash of a twin-engined aircraft. The wreck has been located next to the brothel’s billboard ever since.  

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MONTGOMERY PAS[t]S

There’s a cluster of abandoned buildings just over the Nevada border on a lonely stretch of Highway 6. An old roadside oasis 7,120 feet high where travelers could stop for gas, grab a bite to eat, get a room or […]

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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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BONNIE CLAIRE MINING RUINS

Bonnie Clare was established in October 1906 as a milling center for several nearby mines.  

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CLOWN MOTEL/TONOPAH CEMETERY

There’s nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.  

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