Castle Dome Mining/Ghost Town Museum

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California right across the Colorado River from Yuma, Arizona. I’m here with my friend Randy Vining and others…hanging out and enjoying the nice weather.

Mary is tending to business at home and is now expecting to rejoin me here in late January.

Since I’ve been coming to the Yuma area for a number of years during the Winter, I’ve explored the area pretty thoroughly. Rather than re-visit each place again, I’ve decided to show photos I’ve taken in the past. All these places are within about a one-hour drive from Yuma.

About 50 miles north of Yuma, AZ, out in the middle of nowhere is the Castle Dome Mining/Ghost Town Museum.

In January 2008, I spent three-plus hours wandering through the 20+ restored buildings depicting a gone-by lifetime. The primary products of the 300+ mines spread over a 10-mile area was silver and lead. Mining began in 1862 and operated in some manner until 1979. A most interesting glimpse into the past.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…


The church with Castle Dome in the background…


You can read all about Castle Dome by clicking the below link. Be sure to check the photo credit…

Yesterday was a sunny day at 75 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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3 thoughts on “Castle Dome Mining/Ghost Town Museum

  1. I wanna’ see your Picassa Web Album but I’m getting a “404” error!😣

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thanks for notifying me. I’m not sure why the link went bad. I’ve updated it and it seems to be working fine now. Please try again and let me know if you are still having problems. Jim

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