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Desert Ghost Towns:
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Calico Ghost Town

Late in the 1800's Calico was busy with prospectors searching for its mineral riches. Silver was discovered here and the Calico Mining District became one of the richest in the state. By 1881, Calico was a boomtown that would provide millions in silver and borax, and a town population of 1,200. Over 500 mines including the legendary Silver King, Oriental and Bismarck produced Calico's fortune between 1881 and 1907. In the mid 1890's silver dropped from $1.31 an ounce to 63 cents, Calico became a ghost of its former self. Calico officially died in 1907 with borax deposits playing out.

Calico Ghost Town is a popular restored silver-mining boom town of the 1880's. One underground silver mine and several of the 19th century buildings still exist.

Calico Mining History

Photo Tour

Calico Cemetery

Aerial Photo

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