Shoot with care
The buildings are in bad shape and some are even crumbling. Use common sense and good judgment before entering.
About this spot
Today Ballarat is a virtual ghost town. It was founded in 1897 as a supply point for the mines in the canyons of the Panamint Range. Ballarat is now privately owned and contains the ruins of several adobe buildings. A quarter-mile to the south is Post Office Springs, a reliable water source used since the 1850s. George Riggins, an immigrant from Australia, gave Ballarat its name when he proposed it should be named for Ballarat, Victoria.
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