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    Hikers explore the remnants of the company hospital. Photo: BLM/E. Tanori All that’s left of one of the houses in the West Neighborhood is its stone foundation. Photo: David Zielinski Two of the five large cyanide vats give way to the ravages of time. Photo: David Zielinski Relic of the 100-Stamp Mill. Photo: David Zielinski

    Fifteen hikers recently joined a Bureau of Land Management park ranger for a guided hike to learn more about the historic Tumco area, a 19th century gold mining community located about 50 miles east of El Centro, California.

    Now a ghost town, little remains of the once bustling community save crumbling foundations, mine shafts and mountainous flows of tailings. By the time the town was renamed Tumco in 1910, the boom and bust of the typical mining town, with all its drama and adventure, was over.

    Read the full article:  http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/576_extra_-_boom_to.html

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