Terlingua, Texas, ghost town was a Mercury mining town until Not long after, the town was abandoned. An amazing cemetery remains in one of the darkest spots in the US. Great for photographing the Milky Way and a little spooky Kelly DeLay Photography
Picher, Oklahoma Picher was once a national center of lead and zinc mining, but after a century of unrestricted excavation the town was left with giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated tailings heaped throughout the area, making the land uninhabitable.
There are more ghost towns in Nevada than towns occupied by the living. By that count, it would take you years, if not a lifetime, to explore all the ghost towns in the state. If you want to whittle that task down to something more manageable, here are 6
This Haunting Road Trip Through America's Ghost Towns Is One You Won't Forget