Sunday morning as I was approaching Death Valley National Park by driving west from Beatty NV I saw a sign to the remnants of this little town. Rhyolite is the name of a volcanic rock. The town was formed in 1905 and was a gold-mining town, but it’s existence was short-lived.
This was the Railroad Depot (Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad), one of the best preserved buildings:
This was the Cook Bank building:
This was a Hardware store and Emporium:
And this was the school:
There is a curious house constructed mainly of bottles (laying on their side and held in place by concrete):
There was a general store, the Rhyolite Mercantile, but it was made of wood, was struck by lightning in 2014 and burned to the ground.