California Points of Interest

Mesquite Mine

The Mesquite Mine is a gold mine located in the Imperial Valley desert of California, within the Salton Sea watershed. The mine has been in operation since 1985 and has produced over 4 million ounces of gold. The mine is owned by Equinox Gold Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company, and employs over 200 people. In addition to gold, the mine also produces silver, copper, and zinc. Visitors to the Mesquite Mine can take a tour of the facility and learn about the mining process, as well as the history of the mine and its impact on the local community.

One of the unique things to see at the Mesquite Mine is the open pit mine itself, which is over 1,000 feet deep and covers an area of over 1,200 acres. Visitors can also see the various stages of the mining process, from drilling and blasting to crushing and processing the ore. The mine also has an on-site laboratory for analyzing samples and testing equipment. The Mesquite Mine is also located in a scenic area of California, with opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities in nearby parks and wildlife refuges. Overall, the Mesquite Mine offers a fascinating look at the mining industry and its impact on the environment and local communities. Get driving directions.

Points of Interest
210 Border Monument
A-7 Pass
A-7 Valley
Aerial Tramway Upper Terminal Mountain Station
Brawley Slide Hill #3
Buttercup Valley
Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook
Cahuilla Tewanet Vista Point
China Wall Hill #5
Coachella Valley Vista Point
Comp Hill
Competition Hill #1
Dunes Vista LTVA
Filers Hole
Glamis Beach Store
Grays Well
Indian Canyons
Li'l Buttercup
Lizard Hill #4
Mesquite Mine
Mex. Buttercup
Monkey Paw
Oldsmobile Hill #2
Osborne Overlook
Patton Valley
Plank Road
Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center
Test Hill
The Ceiling Hill #7
The Wall Hill #6
Tube 1
Tube 2
Tumco Historic Site
Wash 10
Wash 12
Wash 14
Wash 16
Wash 18
Wash 2
Wash 20
Wash 4
Wash 6
Wash 8
Watchable Wildlife Site