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Joshua Tree National Park:
Silver Bell Mine
Clearly visible in the eastern Hexie Mountains about .75 mile from the Pinto Basin Road west of the cholla cactus garden
is the Silver Bell Mine. Two
bins, a dirt-covered shelter, and an abandoned mine road are all that remain.
The mine operated between 1934 and 1962 producing minimal amounts of gold, silver, lead and copper.
SILVER BELL MINE
Eastern Hexie Mountains
Geology - The workings follow a fault zone containing gold-bearing quartz veins within Gneiss.
Primarily - Creosote bush scrub habitat.
Faults in Joshua Tree
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