CA, Death Valley, GPS

Bald Peak 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.

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The Bald Peak 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 with a steep rail tramway down to an ore bin.

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

Also see Skidoo.

Once a cabin. Now it's gone. 

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About Guy Starbuck

Guy has hiked the deserts and mountains of the southwestern U.S. for more than twenty-five years. In that time, he has found hidden and remote locations that don't see many visitors.
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