Tungsten Hills is an area just NW of Bishop, CA. It was the site of a major Tungsten mining operation until the late 1940's. It has numerous mines and an open pit.
Some of the semi-precious minerals seen in the boundaries of the ore bearing rocks are red garnet and epidote. Quartz crystals are also found.
The area is surrounded by natural beauty and high desert flora and fauna. Sage and some hardy grass along with chukar, mountain lion, jack rabbits, bear, snakes, a version of field mouse similar to the kangaroo-rat and coyote. Raven, sea-gulls and various birds of prey.
The view of the Eastern Sierra is one that has to be experienced. Plus you can see the White Mountains just to the east. The area is in a natural bowl with mountains rising on three sides.
There are no services or facilities. Bring water, food and warm clothing. The nights can get chilly. Cell phone service is very spotty.