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.