Ghost Towns and Mines

 

Corona mine, ca

An interesting old mine, mill and well-preserved cabin, tucked away in a remote canyon of the Panamint Mountains.


Because there is so much to see at this site, I’ve decided to provide a separate page for camp and for the mine and mill. Below you’ll see a few photos of each area. Clicking on any of these will take you to that area’s page, where you will be able to see many more photos showing all details of the structure and its surroundings.



Posted August 2016.



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Corona Mine:  The Camp


(Click the title or any photo to see more pics of these structures and artifacts.)


The camp is at the lower end of the canyon, about a half mile below the mine and mill. There is a cabin and shed, an old truck, various pieces of junk and equipment, and the rusting remains of a homemade ore crusher powered by a Chevy V8.


The cabin has been maintained by volunteers and by the National Park.


The earliest mining at the site began in 1899, with activity continuing off and on into the 1980s. Gold, silver, lead and zinc were obtained from the ores here.




















Corona Mine, CA:  The Mine and Mill


The mine and mill are accessible only by hiking up the canyon through a trail that is heavily overgrown with trees and brush. Most of the structures here date back to an earlier time, and include belt-driven machinery.