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Sterling Borax Mine Shaft
Tick Canyon


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NPS COLLECTION

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Panorama: Mine, Mill, Camp 1912

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Camp & Tailings

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Shaft Headframe

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Dinky Wreck

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Inside Shaft ~1984

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Collapsed Timber ~1984

Looking up the Sterling Borax mine shaft, circa 1984. From the Borax Collection, Death Valley National Park, National Park Service, Cat. No. LAN73.

Located in Tick Canyon at Davenport Road between Sierra Highway and Agua Dulce, the Sterling Borax mine was active from 1908-1921. The tailings are still visible along Davenport Road; the camp is gone, but some of the dwellings still exist.

Read about the mining operation here.


sw_lan73: 9600 dpi jpeg from this tiff image courtesy of Stan Walker.
STERLING BORAX MINE

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History/Description (CA Div Mines 1954)

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Sterling Borax Story (Keebler)

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Stephen Mather Story (Shankland)

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Scorza Video 2007

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Points of Interest


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L.A. Times 1907

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Origins 1907-1908

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Multiple Views

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Mine, Mill, Camp (Mult.)

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Inside Shaft ~1984 x2

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Tick Canyon Howlite in Smithsonian 2014

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Modern Times

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