Calcite Mine…in the Badlands

South­east of Palm Springs, die East of the Salton Sea, and west of Bor­rego Springs is an area known as the Bad­lands. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing area with lots of Box Canyons, wash­es and indi­ca­tions that this was once an ancient sea (which it was). The for­ma­tions are quite amaz­ing although I don’t feel that many of them pho­to­graph as well as oth­er hik­ing areas. These pho­tos were tak­en near an old Cal­cite mine which was mined dur­ing World War II. Veins of Cal­cite run through­out the land­scape in this area. It’s real­ly quite inter­est­ing.