The Nivloc was first discovered in the early 1900s and worked on a small basis by Mr. Colvin (Nivloc spelled backward). In 1937, Desert Silver, Inc. built a 200-ton mill here and worked the mine until 1943. These were the peak years for the mine and during this time it was Nevada’s largest silver producer with 4.6 million ounces of silver and 18,000 oz of gold.
Back in early 2016, I dusted off my peak-bagging boots and decided to climb up the 3,137 ft Duct Peak. It's a small peak in the far eastern part of Joshua Tree in what I call the "Empty Quarter" of the park. This section of the park is undeveloped
The Fortynine Palms Oasis is a popular and well-traveled hike to a shady palm oasis just outside of Twentynine Palms. The trail was once part of an old Indian trail. The Serrano and Chemehuevi Indians knew this oasis well and ate fruit from the palms and used the fronds in
Most people who visit the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree don't know that there is an old mine with an interesting bit of history just a few miles away gazing down on them. There are a few small prospects scattered along this side of the Hexie Mountains but two