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dc.date1907?-1915?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:53:48Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:24:48Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:53:48Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:24:48Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM167
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/7734
dc.descriptionPacific Coast Borax Ryan, California - mining camp - at foot of Mesa Negra. Public Relations Department United States Borax & Chemical Company.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-13.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-167.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-165, NMHFM-166, NMHFM-168, NMHFM-169.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on front.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Joe Kern.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph showing the Pacific Coast Borax Company's original mining camp of Ryan, which was located at the foot of the Black Mountains in Death Valley. The Pacific Coast Borax Company was started by Frances "Borax" Smith in 1890. The Company moved operations to the Lila C. Mine in Death Valley in about 1907 and established a company camp named Ryan near the Mine. Smith formed the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad and built a rail line from Ludlow to Gold Center with a branch to Ryan to transport borax from the Lila C. The mining camp of Ryan never had a population of more than 150 people, and only the watchman remained in camp in June-August, the hottest months of the year. Most of Ryan's buildings and a big roaster or concentrator were moved to Ryan by train from the Company's abandoned operations in the Mojave Desert. The nearest town was Death Valley Junction, seven miles away.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectPacific Coast Borax Company
dc.subjectBorate mines and mining
dc.subjectMining towns
dc.titleOriginal mining camp of Ryan, California
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
dc.contributor.institutionPacific Coast Borax Company


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