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Bodie

Bodie, Bodie District, Bodie Hills, Mono Co., California, USA

Ghost town of Bodie. Gold was discovered here in 1859. Photo: June 2008.
 © Filip KopeckyPhoto ID: 357836    View Count: 110

Bodie

Bodie, Bodie District, Bodie Hills, Mono Co., California, USA

Ghost town of Bodie. Building in the middle of the photo is a church.
Photo: June 2008.
 © Filip KopeckyPhoto ID: 357839    View Count: 118

Bodie

Bodie, Bodie District, Bodie Hills, Mono Co., California, USA

Ghost town of Bodie. June 2008.
 © Filip KopeckyPhoto ID: 357842    View Count: 206

Bodie ghost town

Bodie, Bodie District, Bodie Hills, Mono Co., California, USA

The blue buildings under the hill is a gold stamp mill.In it's heyday the mill processed more than 14 million dollars worth of gold and silver in 25 years. Photo: June 2008
 © Filip KopeckyPhoto ID: 357845    View Count: 147

Conchoidal fracture in obsidian at Panum Crater

Panum Crater, Mono Craters, Mono Co., California, USA

Magnificent example of conchoidal fracture in obsidian. Photo 2003.
 © Norman KingPhoto ID: 390500    View Count: 143

Detail of Mono Lake tufa column

Mono Lake, Mono Co., California, USA

Close-up of the base of a tufa column.
 © Norman KingPhoto ID: 351338    View Count: 130

Main mining area

Champion Mine (White Mountain Mine; Jeffrey Mine; Diaspore; Vulcanus; Black Eagle; Champion Sillimanite Mine; Champion Andalusite Mine; Vulcanite Mine; Vulcanite & Vulcanus No. 156; Black Eagle & Vulcanus Nos. 8 and 9 No. 157), White Mountain Peak, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA

View towards the main mining area of the Champion Mine.
Photo ID: 452355    View Count: 171

Main mining area of the Champion Mine

Champion Mine (White Mountain Mine; Jeffrey Mine; Diaspore; Vulcanus; Black Eagle; Champion Sillimanite Mine; Champion Andalusite Mine; Vulcanite Mine; Vulcanite & Vulcanus No. 156; Black Eagle & Vulcanus Nos. 8 and 9 No. 157), White Mountain Peak, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA

The main mining area of the Champion Mine (Vulcanite Camp) is situated north of Black Eagle Camp (about 40min to 1h hike) just on the other side of the impressive red peak. The strongly hydrothermal altered, quartz-rich rock resembles a Swiss cheese. Here are good possibilities to find Andalusite, Woodhouseite, Quartz and more.
Photo ID: 452374    View Count: 201

Mine dump below Diaspore Pit

Champion Mine (White Mountain Mine; Jeffrey Mine; Diaspore; Vulcanus; Black Eagle; Champion Sillimanite Mine; Champion Andalusite Mine; Vulcanite Mine; Vulcanite & Vulcanus No. 156; Black Eagle & Vulcanus Nos. 8 and 9 No. 157), White Mountain Peak, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA

The Diaspore Pit is situated on the north site of Black Eagle Camp. Nice rutiles can be found on the mine dump below these small pits.
Photo ID: 452359    View Count: 215

Mono Craters

Mono Craters, Mono Co., California, USA

Mono Craters are a chain of volcanic mountains which began to form during the last ice age. Pumice covers the valley to a depth of 20 + feet. Photo by Peter Cristofono, October 1998.
 © 1998 Peter CristofonoPhoto ID: 123947    View Count: 392
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