Searles Dry Lake

Searles Dry Lake ulasan, Trona


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23 ulasan
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Steve G
Eugene, OR1.730 kontribusi
Interesting area
Agt 2020 • Teman
Worth the drive off Hwy 395 out to see the area and the processing plants in Trona, good rest stop at the plant
Ditulis pada 28 Agustus 2020
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Stang Fun
Long Beach, CA6 kontribusi
Cool to look at as you are passing through
Agt 2019
There is not much to this area, but when driving the endless miles through the desert, it's nice to have a break in the scenery. Lots of abandoned buildings, and the Borax is everywhere!
Ditulis pada 5 September 2019
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HikingLee
San Jose, CA416 kontribusi
A “Dry Lake” Rich In Resources
Feb 2019 • Keluarga
As you drive through Trona, CA, Searles Lake is almost a mirage off to the East. But in reality, it is the source of minerals that are used across American industry.

Searles Lake contains one of the world’s richest deposits of naturally occurring minerals. Water under the lakebed mixes with minerals to form a brine that is ten times saltier than seawater. The chemically diverse brine cocktail under the lake holds a supply of minerals so vast that it would take centuries to extract.

From this brine, borax (used in detergents and personal care products), boric acid (used in making fiberglass), soda ash (used in making glass) and sodium sulfate (used in water conditioning and alkalinity control) are produced.

Oh, and don’t be surprised if a US Navy jet from nearby China Lake Naval Station flys low and fast on the North side of town...
Ditulis pada 24 Februari 2019
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Linda M
Tehachapi, CA30 kontribusi
unusual place!
Feb 2018
There are only a few times to access the Dry Lake facilities, but when they are open, it is quite an adventure and done well by the people of Trona. It was amazing to be able to collect crystals from the lake during the weekend in February, I believe.
Ditulis pada 25 September 2018
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Charles K
13 kontribusi
Except for the 1 restaurant in town.....blow through
Des 2017 • Sendiri
This forlorn campsite.....is desolate. The town has shrunk painfully, after being a 1 company town for a century. It's ghastly sad, boarded up. The air smells from the factory, and ....there are no minerals to bother picking up
Ditulis pada 3 Januari 2018
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alexwang123
Irvine, CA183 kontribusi
Gem-O-rama
Okt 2017 • Keluarga
Held once a year on the second weekend in October and it is a fun event for the whole family! Bring cash. There are 3 field trips:
1) Saturday morning 9am - Mud Mineral field trip ($15 per car) - dig thru the mud to find hanksite crystals. Recommended equipment: rain boots, gloves and bucket. Wear clothes that can be thrown away due to the sticky mud and brine.
2) Saturday afternoon 2:30pm - Blow Hole field trip ($15 per car) - collect pyramidal hanksite crystals in the brine water. Recommended equipment: rain boots, gloves and bucket.
3) Sunday morning 9am - Pink Halite field trip ($15 per car) - break off pink halite crystals. Recommended equipment: rain boots, gloves, bucket, pick or rent the heavy steel bar.

Cars start to line up 30-60 min before each event. They do have a cafeteria or you can eat at Esparza restaurant which is next to the Gem-O-rama parking. There are plenty of hotels in Ridgecrest which is 30 min away.
Ditulis pada 20 Oktober 2017
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SOCGAC
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA879 kontribusi
Very unusual chalky white lake bed. Many minerals are still mined from the lake sediment.
Mar 2017 • Teman
You cannot miss the lake if you go to see the Trona Pinnacles. It is very hot in the summer. The town of Trona is very sparsely populated and hosts the mining operations.
Ditulis pada 30 April 2017
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707clayg
Lomita, CA602 kontribusi
OLD GUEST HOUSE MUSEUM
Jan 2017 • Pasangan
Driving thru the town of Trona is a glimse of a mining town on it's way out. There is listed an Old Guest House Museum at 13194 Main st. However when we stopped by it was closed. The hours are Mon-Wed-Fri 9-12 and Tue-Thur-Sat 10-1 so good luck seeing this one.
The rest of the town is interesting if you like driving around in a huge industrial processing plant.
Ditulis pada 30 Januari 2017
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Bart J
Kansas City, MO114 kontribusi
Interesting mix of natural history and manufacturing
Jan 2017 • Sendiri
A drive through the towns can be depressing as the population is down greatly from the early boom era, but a stop at the Rest Area will provide a great deal of information about the area. Several groups have information boards here that provide a history of the various manufacturing plants that are or were here, the minerals found in the valley, and information about mineral collecting programs. There are several small local museums, but they were closed in early January, even though there posted hours said that they would be open.
There are a number of places to stop that have great views across the dry lake and into the surrounding mountains.
Ditulis pada 12 Januari 2017
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paolovbossi
The Hague, Belanda605 kontribusi
Nice road
Mar 2016 • Keluarga
We passed Trona on our way from Ridgecrest, CA to Death Valley NP. Trona is nothing special, we didn't stop but it was interesting to see the lake and the mineral industries. Just before Trona (from Ridgecrest) it's possible to see the Trona Pinnacles, after Trona the road to reach Death Valley is simply breathtaking
Ditulis pada 25 Agustus 2016
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