Mojave Desert

Rosalie

Rosalie, also known as Valley Wells, was the brief site of a large copper smelter and camp for the Copper World mine from 1899 to 1903. It was active again from 1916 to 1918. Copper matte from the blast furnace was hauled to Cima and then to Garfield, Utah for final refining.

The site was also the headquarters for the Yates Ranch Cattle Company from 1894 until 1952. Nearby is the cemetery for Yates Ranch. Little remains of the town and mill site today.

The rest of this post is for subscribers only

Subscribe now
Author image

About Guy Starbuck

Exploring the American West.
  • Nevada
You've successfully subscribed to Starbuck's Exploring
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to Starbuck's Exploring
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Unable to sign you in. Please try again.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Error! Stripe checkout failed.
Success! Your billing info is updated.
Error! Billing info update failed.