Near Panamint Springs in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Workers filled the air-tight kilns with Pinyon logs (relatively abundant in the area) and fired them. The burning, which reduced the wood to charcoal, took 6 to 8 days. Cooling took another 5 days. Wagons then hauled the charcoal to the Modock Mine Smelter, where it was used to extract silver and lead from the rich ore from Modock's mines.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior- National Park Service- Death Valley National Park.
Location. 36° 14.809′ N, 117° 4.575′ W. Marker is near Panamint Springs, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Charcoal Kiln Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located on Charcoal Kiln Road, which is a dirt road leading into Wildrose Canyon. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the Skidoo Pipeline (approx. 3.2 miles away); Ballarat (approx. 16.1 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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