Panamint Treasure Mine

Finding this great little gem of a mine is a bit of a hike. The mine was worked as early as the 1890s and again in the 1930s. The miners walked away from the mine in 1941 when World War II broke out, and a presidential order closed many “non-essential” mines in the country. Looks like they never came back. Some artifacts from that era remain, but sadly, some have also been stolen since our first visit in 2004.

If you find this site, please leave everything here for the next explorer to find. Locations like this are rare and provide a true glimpse into Depression Era mining life.

Supplies in the mine