(păn`əmĭnt), rugged fault-block mountains, SE Calif., near the Nev. line. Telescope Peak (11,045 ft/3,367 m high) is the tallest peak. The range forms the western boundary of Death Valley; to the west of the range is Panamint Valley.
In a California Division of Mines report (McAllister, 1955), I came across a reference to wulfenite and cerussite at the Shirley Ann claim, a small oxidized lead-copper deposit near the north end of the Panamint Range, just west of Death Valley National Monument.
With a little patience, though, during the late fall, winter, and especially spring, spectacular wildflowers may grace the alluvial fans and desert slopes along the Amargosa and Panamint ranges. Snow lines ridges from 9,000 to 11,000 feet directly above a place called Badwater, which lies 282 feet below sea level.