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CHINA CAMP NEVADA
Many unanswered questions

Unoccupied Ghost Town
Mineral County
Circa Unknown

China Camp Update! Originally we knew nothing about the history of China Camp other than the fact that it existed, and it being occupied by persons of the Chinese persuasion. We now know that it was a wood gathering camp that supplied much needed wood and charcoal to the mines and mills in nearby Aurora and Bodie. Based on the trails that exist in the area, it is safe to believe that the same camps probably supplied the Hefler Tungsten Mine and the Homestead Mines with the same resources.

The photo below shows the remnants of the only structure that I have been able to locate thus far; however, it may have housed several Chinese as a bunk. There is a cans dump close by as well as a single grave site marker. Located about 50 yards to the north just off the trail is a second tin can dump where other Chinese must have camped. To this date it is unknown how many structures actually existed and made up the camp.

 

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Fallen residence at China Camp 

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Can dump at China Camp intersection

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Overview of China Camps Location


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The trail to the ruins is isolated and overgrown.

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The grave marker is engraved with a chinese name dated back to 1860's


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