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a kind of molding. See Cyma
Cima is a small unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, in the United States. It lies in a mountain pass on the divide between the Ivanpah Valley and the Mojave River basin, at an elevation of 4,175 feet. The Ivanpah Mountains and Interstate 15 are to the north, the New York Mountains are to the east, and the Providence Mountains are to the south. To the northwest is the Cima Dome & Volcanic Field National Natural Landmark, which contains Cima Dome, at 5,745 feet above sea level a prominent landmark along I-15. Cima was founded circa 1906 and served as both a railroad siding and a commercial center for ranchers and miners. However, few people now live in the area. In fact, like the neighboring town of Kelso to the southwest, Cima is now usually considered a ghost town. Nevertheless, both towns still see considerable activity on the Union Pacific rail line that brought the towns into being. Between Kelso and Cima lies the Cima Grade, the steepest part of the line between the Los Angeles area and Las Vegas—the tracks rise 2,000 feet in 20 miles. Both towns also lie within the Mojave National Preserve, with the attendant tourist activity.
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