Opening in 1872 and worked over the next 90 years, the Rinconada Mine was once one of the largest producers of mercury in San Luis Obispo County.
The Borax Visitor Center in Boron, CA overlooks California’s largest open-pit mine and the largest borax mine in the world.
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.
Located east of Independence, Mazourka Canyon Road crosses the Owens River Valley before cutting into the western side of the Inyo Mountains.
Exploring a former hard rock precious metals processing and extraction facility that’s slowly decaying in Mojave NP. ]
Traveling along Cactus Flats Rd off of Highway 395 is like driving through a smaller more isolated version of Joshua Tree National Park.
Camping in an old abandoned mining camp out in the Mojave Desert.
On a recent camping and mine exploration trip out in the Mojave Desert, I explored my first vertical shaft which plunged 15 stories deep into the earth.
There’s something about the Old Dutch Cleanser Mine that keeps me coming back for more.
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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