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Ghost Towns, Gold Mines

& Various Assorted Whatnot ....

Desert ghost towns are ghost towns simply for one reason; money. If the money isn't there, there is no reason for people to stay. In the areas where resources such as water are available, contemporary communities have developed. In the Mojave these population centers evolved from springs along trails and later roads, into transportation hubs, waystations and centers, sometimes obscurring or building over historical consequence.


Bodie

Old mining camps that have lost most of their population at some stage of their history, are sometimes included in the category, although they are active towns and cities today to various degrees. Shoshone and Randsburg are a good examples of this.


Cerro Gordo

Some ghost towns such as Calico and Bodie are tourist attractions preserving architecture (more so Bodie). These towns exist in a protected state, with Calico, a nearly pure tourist attraction, makes money.


Rhyolite

An attempt to declare an "Official Ghost Town" in California collapsed when the supporters of the town of Calico, in Southern California, and those of Bodie, in Northern California, could not come to an agreement as to which of their favorites was more deserving.

As a compromise, Calico is the official silver ghost town, while Bodie takes the gold ghost town designation.
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Death Valley Ghost Towns

East Mojave Ghost Towns

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OLD WEST
Ghost Towns
Gold Mines
Buildings
Cemeteries
Ore Processing
Mining History

Upper Mojave Ghost Towns

also see:

Desert Fever

Gold

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Baldwin

Route 66 Ghost Towns


Military Outposts

Fort Pah-Ute - Mojave Preserve
Late 1800's Army Camp

Camp Rock Spring - Mojave Preserve
Late 1800's Army Camp

Camp Cady - Mojave Preserve
Late 1800's Army Camp

Fort Tejon - West Mojave
Late 1800's Army Camp

Indian Villages

Tomo Kahni - West Mojave
Winter Home of Kawaiisu Indians

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Chloride Murals - Chloride, AZ - East Mojave

Mojave Desert Mines & Mills

Including gold mines, silver mines, and various other metals and minerals ...

Gold:

Ore Processing

Mining History

Atolia

Arbuckle Mine

Ballarat

Bickel Camp

Bodie

Bonanza King Mine

Bonanza King Mill

Calico Ghost Town

Caliente

Cartago

Cerro Gordo

Chloride Cliff

Chrysopolis

Cima

Cudahy

Darwin

Death Valley Mine

Desert Queen Mine

Dolomite

Dublin Gulch

Eagle Cliff Mine

Essex

Eureka Mine

Evening Star Mine

Garlock

Goffs

Goldfield, Nevada

Gold Hammer Mine

Gold Mountain

Goldstone

Goler Gulch

Goodsprings, Nevada

Greenwater

Harrisburg

Ibex

Johannesburg

Keane Wonder

Keeler Smelter

Kokoweef

Keeler

Kelso

La Paz, Az

Leadfield

Llano del Rio

Lippencott Lead Mine

Lost Burro Mine

Lost Horse Mine

Ludlow

Mastodon Mine

Moorehouse Mine

Nelson, Nv.

New Dale Ghost Town

Nipton

Oatman Arizona

OK Mine

Old Dale Ghost Town

Old Dominion Mine

Old Dutch Cleanser Mine

Providence

Ragtown

Randsburg

Red Mountain

Rhyolite

Ruth Mine

Searchlight

Shoshone

Silver Bell (Barstow)

Silver Bell Mine (JTNP)

Skidoo

Skidoo Mill

Stedman/Baghdad-Chase

Swansea

Techatticup

Tropico

Virginia Dale

Wall Street Mill

Winona Mill

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