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Desert Ghost Towns:
Panamint Valley

Ballarat Ghost Town

From 1897 to 1917 Ballarat served as a supply and recreation center for miners in the Panamint Mountains and Death Valley. Ballarat springs, cemetery and remaining ruins of adobe, tin and wood buildings are featured. At its peak the remote outpost boasted 7 saloons, one school, and no churches. The ghost town is included in the list of Death Valley ghost towns but is not located in the park.

Also see:

Ballarat, Panamint Valley

Ballarat California photo slideshow

Ballarat Cemetery

Ballarat cemetery photos

Post Office Spring, Ballarat Ghost Town

Post Office Springs, Ballarat Ghost Town, Panamint Valley.

History of Ballarat

Ballarat Ghost Town. Charles Anthony and John Lampier located the Panamint ... The 80 acre townsite of Ballarat was laid out in 1897, and the buildings from ...

Death Valley Ghost Towns

1897 marks the year that Ballarat came into being. The main mine was the Radcliffe which produced 15000 tons of gold ore between the years 1898-1903. ...

Inyo County Mining History

Lost Gunsight Legend; Lookout Gold in Inyo County; Beveridge; Ballarat Ryan Greenwater Tecopa (20th Century) Gold (20th Century); Little Mack ...

Inyo County Gold

Ballarat Charles Anthony and John Lampier located the Panamint Valley Mine on July 27, 1893. This mine, also known as the Anthony, Gold Bug, and Knob Mine, ...

Inyo County in the 20th Century

After the Ballarat boom, no new gold discoveries in Inyo County occurred until the worldwide depression of the 1930s and devaluation of the dollar brought ...

Shorty Harris - Death Valley History

From 1897 to 1917 Ballarat served as a supply and recreation center for miners in the ... Ballarat Ash Meadows View of Telescope Peak from Shorty's Grave ...

Pete Aguereberry

He was found and nursed back to health by Oscar Denton, the caretaker for the Greenland Ranch, and just a month later was headed up to Ballarat with Shorty ...

Death Valley - Jack Keane

Jack Keane was an Irish Miner out of Ballarat. He'd been prospecting for over 8 years finding pretty much nothing. One day in 1903 he discovered a ledge ...

Ballarat Area

A guide to the Geology of the Ballarat Area, Death Valley Regional Geology Guide.

    Ballarat Delta

    The geology of Ballarat Delta, Ballarat Area, Death Valley regional field guide.

    Briggs Mine

    The Briggs mine is 7.7 miles south of Ballarat on a level, winding but good surfaced road maintained by the mining company. ...

Panamint Range

Comprises the Panamint Mountains, which are between Panamint Valley and Death Valley.

Wilderness

Surprise Canyon Wilderness

ACCESS: Access to this wilderness is via State Highway 178 through Panamint Valley and along Ballarat Road to Indian Ranch Road. Four-wheel drive routes ...

Manly Peak Wilderness

ACCESS: Access this wilderness via State Highway 178 north of Trona and along, Ballarat Road. Go south on Wingate Wash Road, then east on Goler Wash Road or ...

Surprise Canyon

Panamint and Ballarat 7.5 minute topos. Comments: Old jeep road washed out in 1980s and offically closed to vehicles but makes a great hiking trail. ...

History

Randsburg Mining District

Miners from as far away as Pleasant Canyon and Ballarat could now enjoy a weekend of golf, stay at the Hotel Johannesburg, and board W. K. Miller's stage on ...















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