Skidoo mine ruins
The Skidoo Mining District was one of the last gold mining efforts in Death Valley. Gold deposits were discovered in 1906. The town of 23 Skidoo grew to almost 500 people by the following year. Production of gold ore continued intermittently until the rich gold veins played out in 1917 (Greene and Latschar, 1981). Today the town of Skidoo consists only of a few ruins. The ruins of the mine's ore processing works are shown here.
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