Rand Mining District

California State Historic Landmark 938

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#938 Rand Mining District
The Yellow Aster, or Rand, mine was discovered in April, 1895 by Singleton, Burcham and Mooers. The town of Randsburg quickly developed, followed by the supply town of Johannesburg in 1896. Both names were adopted from the profusion of minerals resembling those of the Rand Mining District in South Africa. In 1907, Churchill discovered tungsten at Atolia, used in steel alloy during World War I. In June, 1919 Williams and Nosser discovered the famous California Rand Silver Mine at Red Mountain.

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Kern County Desert Museum, Butte Ave, Randsburg.


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