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Death Valley National Park Sights

Charcoal Kilns

  • Wildrose Canyon Rd. Map It
  • Death Valley
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Updated 11/18/2013

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Ten well-preserved stone kilns, each 25 feet high and 30 feet wide, stand as if on parade. The kilns, built by Chinese laborers for a mining company in 1877, were used to burn wood from pinyon pines to turn it into charcoal. The charcoal was then transported over the mountains into Death Valley, where it was used to extract lead and silver from the ore mined there. If you hike nearby Wildrose Peak, you will be rewarded with terrific views of the kilns.

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Wildrose Canyon Rd., 37 mi south of Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley, California, 92328, United States

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Updated 11/18/2013

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