Rhyolite Ghost Town Nevada

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Rhyolite Ghost Town Nevada

Visited this place in september 2017 on a road trip across the western states. Cool little place with a red dead feel to it and some strange sculptures!
The road to this town was very straight and long! in fact alot of the roads in nevada were like this. You could be staring at the same mountain range for hours and be no closer to the damn thing!

history:
Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern boundary of Death Valley National Park. The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. During an ensuing gold rush, thousands of gold-seekers, developers, miners and service providers flocked to the Bullfrog Mining District. Many settled in Rhyolite, which lay in a sheltered desert basin near the region's biggest producer, the Montgomery Shoshone Mine.

Rhyolite declined almost as rapidly as it rose. After the richest ore was exhausted, production fell. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the financial panic of 1907 made it more difficult to raise development capital. In 1908, investors in the Montgomery Shoshone Mine, concerned that it was overvalued, ordered an independent study. When the study's findings proved unfavorable, the company's stock value crashed, further restricting funding. By the end of 1910, the mine was operating at a loss, and it closed in 1911. By this time, many out-of-work miners had moved elsewhere, and Rhyolite's population dropped well below 1,000. By 1920, it was close to zero.

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My first post! more to follow!
thanks for looking :)
 
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Hugh Jorgan

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Well done for a first post. You've covered derelict vehicles as well as buildings and a history. Hope we will see more from you.
 

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