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Cerro Gordo Mining Town
Drone Video 2018


Drone video of Cerro Gordo mining town in Inyo County, 2018. The 300-plus acre ghost town was listed for sale in May 2018 on behalf of the Patterson family by Bishop Real Estate / Rasmuson & Associates (Jacob Rasmuson) for $925,000. It reportedly sold in June 2018 for more than the asking price.

Description from the listing:

Cerro Gordo provides the rare opportunity to own your own Ghost Town and Mining Operation. For those looking to acquire a piece of American West, Cerro Gordo is for you.

The townsite has 24,000 square feet of buildings remaining. including the incredibly historic hotel, the Belshaw bunkhouse, hoist house, superintendent's house — nearly 22 buildings in all. The property expands over 300 acres of patented mining claims.

Held by the same family for decades and only available for purchase now. The site has been extremely well protected from diggers. artifact looters and Mother Nature herself. Restoration has been undertaken on most of the buildings. and the rest are in a state of protected arrested decay.

The site is historic as the first major mining camp south of the Sierra Nevada. Cerro Gordo is a privately-owned Mining Town located in the Owens Valley near Lone Pine, California. The town was the silver thread to Los Angeles, being partially responsible for its growth and economic development.

Read about Cerro Gordo here.



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LW3324: Drone video and photos by Bishop Real Estate. Online only.
CERRO GORDO

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Map & Overview x7

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Drone Video 2018

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Ore Product x8

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Yellow Grade Rd x11

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Museum x10

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American Hotel x21

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Assay Office x6

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Beaudry's Smelter x6

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Belshaw House x9

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Ore Carts x3

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Charcoal Kilns

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