Randsburg was established in 1896 and became the center of a regional gold mining boom that lasted into the early 1900s. Most of what was built in Randsburg was temporary, early 20th century mining camp type stuff. The Mojave desert environment is wonderful at preserving even the most tenuous construction so there are lots of remains of miners cabins scattered around the town. Randsburg has a population of 69 so it's not quite empty. There is a small store and "saloon" that are open for business. There is some old mining equipment on the hillsides around town but none of it was easily accessible and the more interesting looking stuff was fenced off and posted. Nearby Garlock is an interesting roadside ghost town. Johannesburg which is a mile east of Randsburg has a gas station. Ridgecrest, 20 miles north of Randsburg has lots of stores and hotel/motels. There are several abandoned mining camps scattered in the hills around Randsburg but none that I know of are accessible by car.
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