CA, Death Valley

Bald Mountain Mine

In 2010, I decided to return to this small mine that I had visited ten years ago. It is still a pleasant and quiet hike out to this little remote valley. I had come out here before to see a small and seldom visited miner’s cabin. Now, I wanted to see if it was still standing.

The Bald Mountain Mine (also known as the CB Mine) was probably built in 1930s Depression era, but I found signs that there was a camp here long before that time. Information on the mine is hard to find but it looks like it was a gold mine. One report states that the white rock on the hillside is a talc deposit. It does look like one from a distance but I doubt think it is talc. The main mine is across the canyon and consists of some small workings and rails down to an ore bin.

Sadly, sometime between 2000 and 2010, the cabin blew down.

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