Mines, Joshua Tree National Park

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    Queen valley mine
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    Lost Horse Mine

    by ITabatch Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This two mile round trip hike leads to an old mine atop a mountain. There is no shade, which wasn't a problem in the cool January sun, and the hike moves on a slow uphill gain. Once you get up to the mine, there is a short path you can scramble up to reach the top of Lost Horse Mountain. More beautiful vistas, showing Pleasant Valley, Wonderland Rocks, and much more.

    Directions: Lost Hose Mine is located 2.4 miles down Keys View Road. Follow the signs to the parking area off of the dirt road. Elevation: 4600' - 5080', with the scramble up elevation at 5313'

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    Lost Horse Mine

    by mht_in_la Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    This is a great hike with a surprise in the end. From Keys View Rd, turn east on the dirt road when you see the sign. Leave your car in the parking lot and it's a 2-mile hike (one way). Last time I did it was in summer 2000. There's no shade and I didn't carry water, so it felt like 20 miles instead.

    The mine was active between 1894 and 1931, producing 10,000 ounces of gold and 16,000 ounces of silver (worth $5 million today). Before you go, read the story about Johnny Lang, William Keys, and J.D. Ryan. Their story is a Western tale full of gun slinging cowboys, cattle rustlers, and horse thieves.

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    Silver Bell Mine

    by Basaic Written Nov 2, 2007

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    The remains of the Silver Bell Mine reminds us of another resource found here in the Mojave Desert and another part of our past in the US.

    Address: 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA

    Directions: Just north of Interstate 10 between LA and Arizona.

    Phone: (760) 367-5500

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/

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    Mining camp remains

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 5, 2013

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    Joshua Tree National Park also has the remains of a couple of old mines. Shown is an old abandoned structure that was part of the Queen Valley mine.

    Phone: 760-367-5500

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/jotr

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    Queen Valley Mine

    by Jim_Eliason Written Apr 24, 2005

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    The remains of the Queen valley mine are a short hike off of a dirt road that leads from the main park road. Follow the signs for directions.

    Phone: 760-367-5500

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/jotr

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