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Mojave Desert History -
Ghost Town & Mining History
An Overview of Mining in the Mojave Desert
Desert FeverWhile this volume was not intended to be a comprehensive history of all mining activity that has occurred withing the California desert, the attention given to many of the significant mines should make it useful as an overview, ...
Inyo County owes much of its development to a single incident that occurred in the winter of 1849-1850. Approximately one hundred impatient emigrants, drawn west as part of the great California gold rush, found themselves trying to escape Death Valley after ...
Kern County ranks first in overall gold production within the California Desert. The dollar figure has been estimated at over 46 million dollars, with almost half of that coming from just two gold mines: the ...
San Bernardino County
San Bernardino County is not only the largest county in California, but it is the largest in the United States. As a county it has been uniquely endowed with rich mineral deposits. ...
Mining in Death ValleyOne of the earliest successful mining operations was the Harmony Borax Works, which was active from 1883-1888. This mine was famous not for its ore deposits, ...
Prospectors, Miners & Money MenOnce the prospectors made their discovery, they would become miners and work the claim or sell it off ...
Mines in the Mojave
Ghost Towns in the Mojave
A man spake these words, and said: I am a miner, wandering "from away down east," to sojourn in a strange land. And behold I've seen the elephant, ...
Looking down into a mineshaft at the Stedman - Bagdad-Chase (San Bernardino county)
The Miner's Ten Commandments