Land Patents
Mining History
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History of Mojave Desert Mining

Desert Fever Vredenburgh, Shumway, Hartill - 1981
An overview of mining in the California Desert Conservation Area

An Overview of Mining in the California Desert 2005

Ghost Towns of the Upper Mojave Desert Hensher & Vredenburgh, 1986

My Wikipedia Entries and Edits


Links to other Desert Websites

Historic Newspaper Accounts of Coarse Gold and Silver in the West (by Vern Nord)

Historic Photos

Source Material


San Bernardino County

East Mojave Desert - All things East Mojave

Geology and Mineralization of the Whipple Mountains 2016

Silver Mountain and the Oro Grande Mining Company (pdf) 2015

Mines of Ship Mountain (pdf) 2014

Mines of Old Woman Mountain (pdf) 2014

Salt Production at Danby Dry Lake (pdf) 2014

Kern, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino Counties

Saltdale, Redrock Canyon, Gypsite, Garlock 1998

Inyo County

Riverside County




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