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Ibex Ghost Town

Ibex ghost town near Death Valley at Ibex Springs
Ibex camp: a mining camp at Ibex Springs. In 1881 Frank Denning and Stanley Miller discovered copper and silver deposits here and name the find Ibex for the European mountain goat. In the 1960s the camp was being used as a residential town for talc miners who were at the Pleasanton, Moorehouse, Monarch (2), and Rob Roy mines.

Ibex Mine: A lead, silver, and zinc mine in the Ibex mining district that was founded in 1881 and sold for $48,000 in 1882. The mine is recorded in Inyo County but is actually in San Bernardino County.

Ibex: in 1929 Thompson said that the name came from the European mountain goat and in 1986 Richard Lingenfelter said it came from the Ibex Mining Company of Chicago.

Source - Mojave Desert Dictionary courtesy Pat Schoffstall: Mojave River Valley Museum

History of Ibex Springs

Early references to mining activities in the Ibex Hills area are somewhat questionable, due to vague and contradictory ...

Geology of Ibex Springs

If you proceed up the road east of the camp, one can gain access to the diabase sills that are near vertical ...
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