Ghost Towns, Mines, and More!


The Bronze Mine is in the eastern Mojave Desert, in the upper reaches of a canyon at an elevation of 5840 feet. There is a single cabin here, and the ruins of a second cabin.

A short distance away is a large wooden ore bin. A curved trestle connects the mine and the bin. The mine was in production for a short period in 1951, producing ore containing copper, lead, silver and zinc. The portal of the mine has caved in. Nearby is a steel-framed, corrugated metal shack which was the blacksmith’s shop.

There are a few interesting artifacts here, including an old bulldozer and a pickup truck made from a WWII army ambulance.

I visited this mine in 2020 and shot some great video:

Updated February  2021.

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Bronze Mine, CA