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Panamint Springs in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Skidoo Mill

 
 
Skidoo Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
1. Skidoo Mill Marker
Inscription.  
Powered by water piped from a spring high in the Panamint Range, the Skidoo Mill extracted gold from ore and was one of Death Valley's most profitable operations. Skidoo had the only water-powered milling plant in Death Valley.

The Skidoo Mill is only partially stabilized. Its machinery is dangerous; its timbers are decaying. For your safety and the preservation of the site, please stay out of the ruin.

Federal law protects all historic ruins and artifacts within Death Valley National Park. Please leave them undisturbed for others to discover.

The Roy C. Troeger estate donated the Skidoo Mill to the National Park Service in 1993.

The water-powered stamps in the mill pulverized ore.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources.
 
Location. 36° 26.206′ N, 117° 9.245′ W. Marker is in Panamint Springs, California, in Inyo County. Marker can be reached
Skidoo Mill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
2. Skidoo Mill and Marker
from Skidoo Road 8 miles east of Emigrant Canyon Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Death Valley CA 92328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skidoo (approx. 0.9 miles away); An Architectural Heritage (approx. 5.8 miles away); Eichbaum Toll Road (approx. 11.7 miles away); Road To Adventure (approx. 11.7 miles away); Burned Wagons Point (approx. 11.8 miles away); Wildrose CCC Camp (approx. 12 miles away); Skidoo Pipeline (approx. 13.1 miles away); Wildrose Charcoal Kilns (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panamint Springs.
 
More about this marker. The last mile of road is narrow and rough, with other roads branching off in both directions. At the end, there is minimal room to park or turn around. The walk to the marker is an additional 600 feet.
 
Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
3. Marker Detail
The water-powered stamps in the mill pulverized ore. Shown here are ten stamps; there are five more nearby.
Skidoo Mine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
4. Skidoo Mine
Viewed through a locked gate.
Skidoo Mill Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 26, 2020
5. Skidoo Mill Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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