Mojave River Valley Museum
Mohahve Historical Society
Mines, Mills & Ore Processing
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These ruins east of
are of a "reverberating" smelter. Smelters were used to "roast" galena ore from the Cerro Gordo mines into
bullion bars, approximately 18 inches long and weighing up to 65 pounds depending on the silver content. From here
the silver was shipped across the Owens Lake on the steamer Bessie Brady to
Cartago and then to Los Angeles or Bakersfield
in 14 mule team wagons
At its peak over 1,000 people lived here working in mines as the San Felipe and ...
Keeler Ghost Town
Keeler was named for a mine operator, responsible for laying out the town which was ...
A small graveyard near Keeler ghost town.