Ghost Towns, Mines, and More!


A huge ore bin stands as a lonely sentinel  near the mouth of Mazourka Canyon. It’s located near the old roadbed of the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge RR, and I wondered if it had once been served by a spur from the mainline. However, I could detect no trace of a roadbed leading to the bin.

The canyon road leads to several mines up in the mountains. On my visit in 2008I didn’t have time to explore beyond the ore bin. I finally returned in 2015 and did a little more exploration. I still haven’t seen everything in this area.

Last updated August 2015.

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Mazourka Canyon, CA