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Death Valley Mining

Since the 1848 discovery of gold in California, Death Valley has experienced over 140 years of boom and bust mining. From the 1880s to the early 1900s, mining was limited and sporadic in the Death Valley region. Many of these early mining districts met with a notable lack of success. Primitive and inefficient technology, scarcity of water and fuel, and the difficulties of transportation made it economically impossible to mine any but the highest grade ores.

Ashford Mill, 1934

Ashford Mill, 1934

Borax Miner

Borax Miner

Death Valley, CA - Borax Cars, 1937

Death Valley, CA - Borax Cars, 1937

California Borax Mine

California Borax Mine

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road - 2

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road - 2

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Borax Wagons

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Borax Wagons

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road 2

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road 2

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Wagon Wheel

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Wagon Wheel

Death Valley, CA - Ashford Mill Ruins

Death Valley, CA - Ashford Mill Ruins

Death Valley, CA - Ashford Mill - 2

Death Valley, CA - Ashford Mill - 2

Death Valley, CA - Ashford Mill - 3

Death Valley, CA - Ashford Mill - 3

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Inn Burned Bldg

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Inn Burned Bldg

Death Valley Junction, CA - Mining Equipment

Death Valley Junction, CA - Mining Equipment

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Borax Museum

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Borax Museum

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Borax Museum Railroad

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Borax Museum Railroad

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Borax Museum Wagon

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Borax Museum Wagon

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Old Dinah

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Old Dinah

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Old Dinah - 2

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Ranch Old Dinah - 2

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Camp

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Camp

Guestbook for Death Valley Mining Slideshow
Richie Bartolo(non-registered)
The show is back on the air these days and that's great, Thanks for restoring it and letting another generation get to see it. If they will watch it that is.
karen l. kirsch(non-registered)
Fantastic look at a little-known past.