"Randsburg: A living Ghost town" Randsburg by BorderHopper

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Mining town in the mountains of the Mojave Desert

Our journey through the small mining town of Randsburg, California was purly by chance. On a recent drive to Death Valley we took a back route from Los Angeles that took us north along Highway 14 into the Mojave desert. With the El Paso Mountains on our left & the flat, white sands of Kohn Dry Lake on our right we headed east off of the 14 and onto a back road calledRandsburg Red Rock Rd. which eventually lead us into the heart of the Rand Mountains. These mountains have been mined for gold and other minerals since the late 1800's and to this day there is still mining going on. The end of the road deposited us in the center of dusty little Randsburg, population 80. It's quaint, charming, and rough around the edges & we loved what we saw!

  • Last visit to Randsburg: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 18, 2004
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2004 at 4:22 PM

    Great photos on this Off-the-Beaten-Path location, yet you were so close to Jo'burg! Would like to see more on this trip - the scenery must have been fantastic!


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