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Corkscrew Borax Mine

A few years ago, I met up with some of the guys and we hiked out to visit the ruins of the old Corkscrew Borax Mine. The mine was worked for colemanite (an ore of borax) in the 1950s by the US Borax Company.  Surprisingly, for all of its development, it was only productive for a few years.

The mine has been gated by the NPS and the beautiful ore bin fenced. Please respect this interesting bit of history.

Corkscrew Mine Ore Bin

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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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