Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park is an American national park that straddles the California—Nevada border, east of the Sierra Nevada.wikipedia
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Saline Valley, California

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The park boundaries include Death Valley, the northern section of Panamint Valley, the southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline Valley.
Most of it became a part of Death Valley National Park when the park expanded in 1994.

Badwater Basin

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The second-lowest point in the Western Hemisphere is in Badwater Basin, which is 282 ft below sea level.
Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, noted as the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft below sea level.

Death Valley

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The park boundaries include Death Valley, the northern section of Panamint Valley, the southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline Valley.
Located near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve.

Mojave Desert

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The park occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts, protecting the northwest corner of the Mojave Desert and its diverse environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains. The highest range within the park is the Panamint Range with Telescope Peak being its highest point at 11049 ft. The Death Valley region is a transitional zone in the northernmost part of the Mojave Desert and consists of five mountain ranges removed from the Pacific Ocean.
The Mojave Desert also contains the Mojave National Preserve, as well as the lowest and hottest place in North America: Death Valley at 282 ft below sea level, where the temperature often surpasses 120 F from late June to early August.

Death Valley pupfish

Some examples include creosote bush, bighorn sheep, coyote, and the Death Valley pupfish, a survivor from much wetter times.
The Death Valley pupfish (Cyprinodon salinus), also known as Salt Creek pupfish, is found in Death Valley National Park.

Timbisha

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A series of Native American groups inhabited the area from as early as 7000 BC, most recently the Timbisha around 1000 AD who migrated between winter camps in the valleys and summer grounds in the mountains.
The Timbisha have lived in the Death Valley region of North America for over a thousand years.

Panamint Valley

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The park boundaries include Death Valley, the northern section of Panamint Valley, the southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline Valley.
The northern end of the valley is in Death Valley National Park and Inyo County, California.

California

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Death Valley National Park is an American national park that straddles the California—Nevada border, east of the Sierra Nevada.

Eureka Valley (Inyo County)

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The park boundaries include Death Valley, the northern section of Panamint Valley, the southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline Valley.
The southern section of the valley is now part of the Death Valley National Park - Death Valley itself lies just to the southeast.

Furnace Creek, California

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Tourism expanded in the 1920s when resorts were built around Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek.
The visitor center, museum, and headquarters of the Death Valley National Park are located at Furnace Creek.

Borax

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The only long-term profitable ore to be mined was borax, which was transported out of the valley with twenty-mule teams.
Borax was first discovered in dry lake beds in Tibet and was imported via the Silk Road to the Arabian Peninsula in the 8th century AD. Borax first came into common use in the late 19th century when Francis Marion Smith's Pacific Coast Borax Company began to market and popularize a large variety of applications under the 20 Mule Team Borax trademark, named for the method by which borax was originally hauled out of the California and Nevada deserts.

Panamint Range

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The uplift on the Black Mountains is so fast that the alluvial fans (fan-shaped deposits at the mouth of canyons) there are small and steep compared to the huge alluvial fans coming off the Panamint Range.
The Panamint Range is a short rugged fault-block mountain range in the northern Mojave Desert, within Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, eastern California.

Mount Whitney

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At 282 ft below sea level at its lowest point, Badwater Basin on Death Valley's floor is the second-lowest depression in the Western Hemisphere (behind Laguna del Carbón in Argentina), while Mount Whitney, only 85 mi to the west, rises to 14505 ft. This topographic relief is the greatest elevation gradient in the contiguous United States and is the terminus point of the Great Basin's southwestern drainage.
Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California, as well as the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada—with an elevation of 4421 m. It is in Central California, on the boundary between California's Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 mi west-northwest of the lowest point in North America at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park at 282 ft below sea level.

Telescope Peak

The highest range within the park is the Panamint Range with Telescope Peak being its highest point at 11049 ft. The Death Valley region is a transitional zone in the northernmost part of the Mojave Desert and consists of five mountain ranges removed from the Pacific Ocean.
Telescope Peak is the highest point within Death Valley National Park, in the U.S. state of California.

Racetrack Playa

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The best known playa in the park is the Racetrack, known for its moving rocks.
It is located above the northwestern side of Death Valley, in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California, U.S..

Stovepipe Wells, California

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Tourism expanded in the 1920s when resorts were built around Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek.
It is entirely inside Death Valley National Park and along State Route 190 (SR190) at less than 10 ft above sea level.

International Dark-Sky Association

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In 2013, Death Valley National Park was designated as a dark sky park by the International Dark-Sky Association.
Death Valley National Park, California, United States, designated 2013

National Wilderness Preservation System

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Approximately 91% of the park is a designated wilderness area.
The largest wilderness area outside Alaska is the Death Valley Wilderness in southeastern California.

Harmony Borax Works

William Tell Coleman built the Harmony Borax Works plant and began to process ore in late 1883 or early 1884, continuing until 1888.
It is now located within Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California.

Dune

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The park occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts, protecting the northwest corner of the Mojave Desert and its diverse environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains.
Eureka Valley Sand Dunes and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California.

Nevada

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Death Valley National Park is an American national park that straddles the California—Nevada border, east of the Sierra Nevada.
Death Valley National Park

Keane Wonder Mine

Quite by accident, Keane discovered an immense ledge of free-milling gold by the duo's work site and named the claim the Keane Wonder Mine.
The Keane Wonder Mine and mill is an abandoned mining facility located within Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California.

Mojave, California

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The end product was shipped out of the valley 165 mi to the Mojave railhead in 10-ton-capacity wagons pulled by "twenty-mule teams" that were actually teams of 18 mules and two horses each.
From 1884 to 1889, the town was the western terminus of the 165 mi, twenty-mule team borax wagon route originating at Harmony Borax Works in Death Valley.

Oasis at Death Valley

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Borax was found by Rosie and Aaron Winters near The Ranch at Death Valley (then called Greenland) in 1881.
The Oasis at Death Valley, formerly called Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort, is a luxury resort in Furnace Creek, on private land within the boundaries of California's Death Valley National Park.

20 Mule Team Borax

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The trade name 20-Mule Team Borax was established by Francis Marion Smith's Pacific Coast Borax Company after Smith acquired Coleman's borax holdings in 1890.
The product is named after the 20-mule teams that were used by William Tell Coleman's company to move borax out of Death Valley, California, to the nearest rail spur between 1883 and 1889.