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Beatty, Nevada

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   This is a great Ghost Town, if for no other reason than the sheer size of it. So many building ruins, mines and weird things to be found here. Also many off-road trails to be explored. It is remote, but easy to get to.

Rhyolite Topography Map

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   Rhyolite is a ghost town in the desert in Nye County, Nevada. It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern boundary of Death Valley National Park.
   The town was founded in 1904 and was dead by 1916. Rhyolite was one of the old gold mining towns that drew people to an isolated part of the desert in search of gold, which was found in quartz veins in local mines. By 1906 it was growing by leaps and bounds and promised to be a permanent settlement.

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   There was a red light district, hotels, stores, a school for 250 kids, an ice plant, 2 electric plants, foundries, machine shops and Union Hospital. One building was 3 stories tall. See the images below!
   Besides the "bottle house" there are a number of weird works of art around the town - still there today! The "last supper" being one of the most noted with one of the ghost figures standing next to a bicycle. This is one ghost town you shouldn't miss!
Rhyolite Ghost Town

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Rhyolite, Nevada
Rhyolite, Nevada
Rhyolite, Nevada
Rhyolite, Nevada
Rhyolite, Nevada

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Rhyolite Topography Map

See a closer view of the Rhyolite area and mines ---