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OK, this is only for history buffs... if you are into things like -- how people were mining... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MarcinDrP
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Warsaw, Poland
Interesting quick stop if you can take the heat

Interesting piece of history. I learnt something new about 'white gold'. This Borax mine only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicholas B
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Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.
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Harmony Borax Works Interpretive Trail, Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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+1 760-786-3200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, this is only for history buffs... if you are into things like -- how people were mining BORAX... go, if you are more into views... SKIP....

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting piece of history. I learnt something new about 'white gold'. This Borax mine only operated for a few years in the late 19th Century. I wonder if it made money and why it closed after only a few years. I wasn't able to ponder...More

2  Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This place looks cool from the road, but the presentation is not very good, nor educational. It maybe needs to be updated to represent the amazing people that worked here.

1  Thank _ggilboe
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped on the way to Stovepipe Wells - display boards showing what it used to look like and original buildings helped us to visualise what it might have been like in gold rush times - well with stopping for but there is no cover so...More

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Worth a stop especially since it's right off the main road. I appreicate the fact that donations were made to save everything on display. And, I learned alot about the history here. Much appreciated!

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This was our last stop before sunset. Nice little walk with information signs along the path. Good to see the borax processing history of the area.

Thank GrumpyandtheOldLady
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This site is accessible for wheelchairs as it is just a short walk up and around the old Borax Works factory. There is an old wooden wagon train out front and information posted explaining the time of the business and why it was only in...More

Thank Trish W
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The Borax works are the remnants of what was once a Borax factory. The site features an old Borax dirt wagon and a 1200 gallon water wagon. Teams of twenty mules used to haul these bringing the dirt to the plant to be processed. The...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 10 May 2018

There is a close parking lot and an interpretive walk around the exhibit. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank L B
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The location, displays and the structures give a clear idea of just how hard life was for early work teams. A wholly hostile environment to work in.

Thank oscarEngland
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