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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: June 12, 2010
Caption: Old Harmony Borax Works " White Gold "
Additional Description: Though steeped in legend, the frenzied search
for gold and other materials in Death Valley
produced few fortunes. Borax, the "White
Gold of the Desert," ranks as the valley's
most profitable mineral.
Harmony Borax works, in front of you, was
one of Death Valley's first borax operations.
It operated from 1883-1888. The 3/8-mile
interpretive trail takes you through
Harmony borax works.
A 20 mule team at the Harmony Borax works
about 1885. Some "20 mule" teams, like this
one, had varying numbers of animals.
Submitted: July 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p115951
File Size: 0.649 Megabytes
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