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Charcoal kilns in the Panamint Mountains

There are ten of these kilns in a row, built in 1879 and used to turn pinyon pine wood into charcoal which was then used to extract ore in nearby silver and lead mines. The kilns are perfectly preserved and have entrances on the other side.

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CJ Morgan23-Mar-2004 18:47
Good shot.
Gregg Morris23-Mar-2004 15:12
Hmmm. Don't forget to leave a trail of breadcrumbs if you go exploring around here. Nice muted colors. I like the way the shape of the kilns mirror the mountains in the background. Did you get a closeup or two of one of the kilns?