A brief introduction to Joshua Tree National Park
Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself.
Ruby Lee Mill Site is located in the Hexie Mountains, in the Mojave Desert. The site is within Joshua Tree National Park, in Riverside County, California.
The Ruby Lee Mill was established in 1935. A stamp mill is used to crush ore in order to extract minerals. This mill was probably used to extract gold and silver.
There are a number of mines in the vicinity. Water is needed in the milling process, and there is a nearby well, which is now dry. The milling machine is no longer present, but sat on a concrete foundation.
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