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Oatman, Arizona - Rt 66

Oatman started life over 100 years ago as a mining tent camp, and quickly became a flourishing gold-mining center. In 1915, two miners struck a $10 million gold find, and within a year, the town's population grew to more than 3,500. More...

Meteorite

Hunting for Meteorites

During the past five years, there has been a rapidly increasing demand from universities and planetary scientists for freshly fallen meteorite material. That translates into big bucks for those little shooting stars you see at night. More...

Painted Gorge

Fossil Canyon
& Painted Gorge

Painted Gorge, located on the eastern side of the Coyote Mountains, consists of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. Heat and movement over time have created fantastic shapes and colors. More...

McCain Valley

McCain Valley

In 1852, George McCain homesteaded and began grazing livestock in the valley which now bears his name. His family continues to ranch here today. In the 1860s and '70s additional settlers arrived due to the discovery of gold nearby. More...

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Desert Animals

What animals live in the desert? How do animals survive in the desert? Learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians that have adapted to the harsh desert ecosystems. Here is a list of animals that live in the desert with links to additional information on each animal. Learn how they survive in the desert biome. More...

Ironwood Tree

Desert Plants

How do plants survive the desert? Desert flora have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals. Here are links to the flora found in the deserts, with photos and information about each plant. More...

Kachina Doll

Desert Life - Animals, Plants, People and the Environment

Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent. Deserts can be classified as "hot" or "cold". Deserts receive less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. Lack of water creates a survival problem for all desert organisms, animals, plants and people. More...

Sand Dunes

Desert Activities -
Explore the Desert

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People go to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, to explore and to experience the unique environment found only in the American Southwest and its deserts. Visitors travel the desert to take in the views and enjoy the wide open space around them. More...

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Concretions

Concretions

Descriptions dating from the 18th century attest to the fact that concretions have long been regarded as fascinating geologic curiosities. Concretions vary in size, shape, hardness, and color, from objects that require a magnifying lens to be clearly visible to huge bodies. More...

Old gas station building on Bonanza Trail

The Bonanza Trail

The Bonanza Trail links several old mines. It enables the visitor in an off-road or 4X4 vehicle to take a self-guided tour of the area. Some of the old cabins along the trail date back to the 1890s. More...

Possible alien on bed

New Mexico's Space Triangle

The Chihuahua Desert hides a kind of space that extends beyond the horizon, the kind that inspires visionary rocket scientists, secret government research, conspiracy theories, and religious cult leaders. More...

Mitchell Caverns

Mitchell Caverns

Providence Mountain State Recreation Area, the home of Mitchell Caverns, will reopen to the public on November 3, 2017. Mitchell Caverns has been closed since January 2011. The park will be open Friday through Sunday and on holidays. More...

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