Back in 2007, a friend told us to check out this semi-modern gold mill tucked away in a seldom-visited canyon of the Mojave desert. The mill with most of the equipment still there was a great find.

Up on a high and steep slope, the Rhonda mill looks like it was last worked in the 1960s. There was never a road here, so all the equipment was brought in on the backs of mules. That was quite an achievement.

My friend Boxcar re-visited the mine ten years after we first went

Last Updated on August 4, 2020 by Guy Starbuck