Death Valley National Park Sights

Randsburg

  • Hwy. 395 Map It
  • Death Valley
  • Town/Village
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/27/2016

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The Rand Mining District first boomed when gold was discovered in the Rand Mountains in 1895. Along with neighboring settlements, it grew further due to the success of the Yellow Aster Mine, which yielded $3 million worth of gold before 1900. Rich tungsten ore, used in World War I to make steel alloy, was discovered in 1907, and silver was found in 1919. Randsburg is one of the few gold-rush communities not to have become a ghost town; the tiny city jail is among the original buildings still standing in this town with a population under 100. In nearby Johannesburg, 1 mile south of Randsburg, spirits are said to dwell in the stunning Old West cemetery in the hills above town.

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Hwy. 395, near the junction with Rte. 14, Death Valley, California, 93554, USA

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Published 01/27/2016

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