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Death Valley History
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
In 1877 George Hearstís Modock Consolidated Mining Company completed construction of the charcoal kilns in
Wildrose Canyon. The charcoal produced by the kilns was to be used as fuel for two silver-lead smelters that
Hearst had built in the Argus Range 25 miles to the west. The kilns operated until the summer of 1878 when
the Argus mines, due to deteriorating ore quality, closed and the furnaces shut down.
Mature singleleaf pinyon is typically a short tree (20-40 feet (6-12 m) tall), with a rounded to flat-topped crown and multiple, upswept branches ...
The predominate ecology of this area is described in;
Panamint Range, the area also displays features of the Saline Valley - Cottonwood Mountains region, specifically, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland habitat.
For an overview of fauna see:
Ecological Sections: Southern Great Basin and Wildlife in Death Valley National Park.
Most commonly described as the territory of the Koso Indians:
Also see; Death Valley Native Americans