Finding Rhyolite: Road Trip!
I thought this week we'd take a special look at the town of Rhyolite, Nevada! Yes, there is a town called Rhyolite, it's a ghost town now, but was a booming gold mine in the early 1900's. Rhyolite is on the way to Death Valley, California near Beatty Nevada. You guessed it! The town was named after the plentiful Rhyolite stone in the area and sits in the middle of the bullfrog mining district and was the largest town in the area for about 10 years. Camping facilities are located in Beatty and the town is open for exploration and rock-hounding in the Rhyolite hills. Who knows, in addition to beautiful specimens of Rhyolite, you may even find some gold and start your own mining boom town!
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