Mojave Desert night photography: Rand Mining Area

Miner's shack with lenticular clouds, Rand Mining Area -- by Joe Reifer

Miner's shack with lenticular clouds, Rand Mining Area -- by Joe Reifer

A new gallery of ghost town night photography in the Rand Mining Area is available on my website. The images are from the Atolia tungsten mine, and an abandoned mining settlement behind the town of Red Mountain. Randsburg, Johannesburg, and Red Mountain are living ghost towns in the Mojave Desert located on Highway 395 between Kramer Junction and Ridgecrest. Don’t miss the Rand Desert Museum‘s wonderful collection of old photos, maps, and mining share certificates. Tune in next week for a gallery of night photography from the town of Randsburg.

6 thoughts on “Mojave Desert night photography: Rand Mining Area

  1. Awesome. This has been on my list of places since I read the Mojave book you recommended. Love this shot.

      • Yeah it was the Darlington book and a really great read. Super cool to learn some of the history in places I’ve been tripping through since childhood with my parents and now with other photographers. I like his writing style enough that I’m thinking about picking up Area 51, now.

        Thanks for the new tip!

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