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“Finally found Delamar”
Review of Delamar Ghost Town

Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Caliente
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Owner description: Remote and therefore well-preserved ghost town.
Reviewed May 25, 2013

It took us two trips to find Delamar and when they say it is only accessible by 4 wheel drive, THEY MEAN IT. The best way to find Delamar is to have a good GPS. Come from the north and look for the sign, which is very hard to see, off do South Pole Road. Once you get there it is any amazing view and very interesting. Worth the trip.

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Reviewed August 8, 2005

We visited this ghost town, after reading about it, in September 2004 .. Gold was discovered here in 1889.. As I recall, 3000 people lived here by 1897. Delamar had the distinction, that the gold was found in quartzite, mining and working the ore resulted in dust in the mines and mills. The particles of glass like rock were hazardous to the lungs of those who breathed in the powdered dust. The camp became well known as "The Maker of Widows", for the large numbers of workers who contracted silicosis and suffered premature death from the affliction. Even those who didn't work the mines but just lived there often died from the dreaded dust. On the way to the camp I stopped in Rachel NEVADA, and was informed by the locals there not to go to Delamar, as the dust still remains there and can kill you..
We arrived in Delamar about 2hours later.. As with many Ghost towns in the west that are unprotected, there has been vandalisim and looting of the ruins.. Stone foundations, mill ruins and two cemeteries are all that remain today. Delamar attracts Many a sightseer and photographer, but we were there alone on this day.. There were strong winds in the valley below and we watched dust devils walk across the valley floor.. It is about a 20 minute ride on dirt road from U 93 to the camp, the last mile is very rocky and rough, not for your Cadillac.. A high clearance 4WD machine makes it easy on this rocky mountanside..

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Reviewed January 18, 2011
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