The Yellow Aster, or Rand, mine was discovered in April 1895 by
John Singleton, Charlie Burcham and F. M. Mooers. The called their
discovery Rand, after the South African mining district of which the
profusion of minerals resembled.
The camp became Rand Camp then Randsburg. The boom was on and the little
town quickly grew and developed to a population of about 2,500. The rush
faded but silver and tungsten were found and the area lived on.
Randsburg population is currently about 200 at an elevation of 3523 feet.
History of Randsburg Mining District
Wandering prospectors from the El Paso District discovered that the Summit Range, located northeast of
the El Paso Mountains, also contained ...
Atolia-Randsburg Tungsten Boom
Randsburg by the beginning of the twentieth century has settled into a calm period of average, modest
mining production. No new gold discoveries ...