Ashford Mill, California

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Ashford Mill
Former settlement
Ashford Mill is located in California
Ashford Mill
Ashford Mill
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°55′08″N 116°41′05″W / 35.91889°N 116.68472°W / 35.91889; -116.68472Coordinates: 35°55′08″N 116°41′05″W / 35.91889°N 116.68472°W / 35.91889; -116.68472
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] -121 ft (-37 m)

Ashford Mill is a former mining town settlement in Inyo County, California.[1] It was located in Death Valley,[2] at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m) below sea level.[1] The place is now protected ruins within Death Valley National Park.[1]

The ruins of Ashford Mill in 1970. They have deteriorated substantially since.

The original mill at the site was built in 1914 by brothers named Ashford.[2] The ore was processed here from the Golden Treasure Mine 5 miles to the east in the Amargosa Range, and processed for further smelting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ashford Mill, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1145. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.