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Ghost Towns

Ghost/Gold Towns Location
Ashford MillsSouth of Shoshone, west off the 127, from World War I. On private property.
BallaratNear the western edge of Death Valley, north of Trona, east off the 178 on private property. Named after Ballarat, Australia, where the largest nugget in the world was found.
Burton's Tropico Mine and Gold CampRosamond, north of Palmdale and Lancaster on State Highway 14
Calico Ghost Town I-15, 10 miles North of Barstow at Calico; 800-862-2542 A silver mining town during the late 1800's, now a tourist attraction, with shopping, gun fights, Boot Hill, and Maggie Mine. Named for the nearby mountains, which are many colors when struck by the sun.
CoolgardieGo north on I-15, exit on the second 58 off-ramp. Turn right on Irwin Road. Irwin changes to dirt. Follow for 5-6 miles. Go left onto another dirt road about 1/10 mile. You should see a sign on the right side of the road warning of mining claims. Stay on the road for 5-7 miles and take another left at the rusted cans. WARNING: this site has shrubs to scratch your vehicle in course and many vertical shafts, which you can't necessarily see readily. Be extremely careful! Do not drive off the road!!
Ivanpahwest of US 15 near the State Line at Yates Well, then dirt roads and a walk. (Some maps show South Ivanpah wrongly as Ivanpah)
"New Dale"6 miles SE of "Old" Dale on a dirt road
"Old" Dale19 miles east of Twenty Nine Palms on continuation of State 62
Providencewest of Needles, 25 mi NW of U.S. 66 at Essex in Mitchell Caverns State Park
RandsburgNW of Barstow on U.S. 395
VanderbiltNear the Nevada border, 4 miles east of South Ivanpah, by an old railroad bed in the New York Mountains
Wild WashNorth of Victorville, exit Wild Wash Road west or east? of I-15, 2 to 3 miles. Rock houses & mine shafts remain


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