Death Valley has more abandoned mines than any other national park which gives one a better appreciation of how many people were drawn to California during the Gold Rush. Eureka Mine still has some of the old tools used to extract and separate the precious metal from contaminants. The relics and ruins, spread out over a dusty landscape, give you an idea of how hard life was for the people who chose to make this spot their temporary home. To get there take Emigrant Canyon Road and go east on Aguereberry Point. About 1.5 miles down the road you'll turn right on a dirt road. Drive to the end of the road and you'll see the old mine.