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The 0.25 mile hike around the Harmony Borax plant offers a window into the mining past of Death Valley National Park. Considered an outdoor museum because the natural atmosphere in Death Valley preserves artifacts so well, the Harmony Borax plant and wagon cart are left out in the open for visitors to see.

Along this paved loop, illustrated panels tell the story of the sites past. Borax, called “white gold” by miners in the late 1800s, was mined heavily in the area around Death Valley. In the 1800s The Harmony Borax Works was constructed to process the borax before it was hauled away on a twenty-mule team wagon to the train depot in Mojave, 165 miles to the south.

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Harmony Borax Works

To get to Harmony Borax: From Furnace Creek drive north on highway 190. After 1.5 miles turn left on Borax Mine Road. Park in the lot at the start of the paved loop.

Harmony Borax address: Borax Mill Road, Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, CA 92328
Harmony Borax coordinates: 36.480139, -116.87248 (36° 28′ 48.50″N 116° 52′ 20.92″W)

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These photos were taken in November of 2009. Click to enlarge.
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Distance: 0.25 miles – Elevation change: 25 feet

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