Keane Wonder Mine is Re-open!

Step back in time and experience one of the most unique historical mining sites in Death Valley! On November 7th, 2017, the Keane Wonder Mine was reopened after its closure in 2008. Operating in the early 1900s, the Keane Wonder Mine was one of the most successful gold mines in Death Valley. It now remains as one of the best examples of a historical gold mining operation in Death Valley National Park. What is truly unique about this site is the well-preserved aerial tramway that still has the cables attached. During the closure, the National Park Service covered 50 mine openings and stabilized multiple structures, including several tramway towers and the upper and lower tram terminals. This video was produced by the National Park Service in association with Bristlecone Media. Funding for this video has been provided though DVNHA by a grant from Rio Tinto. To learn more visit: https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/historyculture/keane-wonder-mine.htm

 

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