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Gold Rush Mountain: 700 Acre Desert Mine Location

Mojave, CA
Welcome to the Gold Rush Mountain. If you are looking for the unique desert location...then look no further than this 700-acre turn of the 20th century Mojave desert mining mountain with 360° of breathtaking horizon views for your next Film, TV, Commercial, Music Video or Photo production. This private Mojave Desert location is comprised of a large expanse of mountainous and flat land with unobstructed horizon and valley views. It features a mining entrance and interesting rock formations, perfect for shooting mining scenes, westerns, aerial scenes with moving vehicles, building temporary structures, digging or even explosions. Unique features include: Mining cave entrance, amazing volcanic rock formations, Joshua trees, desert brush, tumbleweeds and raw Mojave desert as far as the eye can see. Sprawling (working) railroad tracks, mountain range and wind farms can be seen in the distance. Need more desert scenes, railroad tracks or apocalyptic looks? Check out our other 350 Acre Mojave Desert Film Location right next door (can also be used for base camp): The location is pyro, animal, stunt and drone friendly, with the proper permits & safety personnel (Please let us know these details before booking). Film permits are FREE through Kern County!! NOTE: There are no bathrooms or electricity at location. Need Production Trailers, Catering, Bathrooms or other services? Just let us know and we are happy to recommend some. There are gas stations, restaurants, grocery store, hardware store, motels and hotels, all within 15 minutes of our location (perfect for multi-day shoots). Best of all, this location is completely hidden from public view, so you’ll have total privacy during your shoot. Location Manager is mandatory and fee may vary. Location Agreement and Certificate of Insurance is required. Make sure to bookmark us and click the Request Booking button to get a personalized quote, as we work with a variety of budgets, big and small. We look forward to making your next production a success!

Category and style

Farm/Ranch, Industrial Buildings

Desert, Dilapidated/Neglected, Exotic/Tropical, Industrial, Southwestern, Ranch Style, Rustic


Private parking for 100 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
9999999 sq ft

Location Rules

No smoking
No alcohol
* Hourly rate varies depending on scope of production.
* Location Manager Fee Required
* Film Permit Required through Kern County Film Commission (Allow at least 5 Business days to process & it's FREE!)
* Standard $1MM Production Liability Insurance required
* Location Agreement Required
* Student and Indie discounts available. Contact us!
NOTE: There are no bathrooms or electricity at location.


Gravel/Dirt Driveway
Long Driveway
Large Grounds
Mountain/Vista View
Valley View

Crew access

Street Level
Exact location provided after booking

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