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Rachel in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Groom Mining District

 
 
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By Chris English, October 11, 2012
1. The Groom Mining District Marker
Inscription. In 1864 signs of silver and gold were found approximately 8 miles south of this location. About 1870 the Groom Mining District was organized. The Groom Mine operated until the mid 1870's thanks to English capital investment of about $80,000, but high grade ore was never found. The nearest supply center of Indian Springs was sixty miles distant, adding significantly to the cost of mining ore. Reopened between 1915 and 1919, the Groom Mine did ship ore but remained unprofitable. No real town ever developed, and there never was a post office at the site. Today its name lives on in the mountain range and dry lake that bears the mine's name, which are located within Nellis Air Force Range.
 
Erected 2008 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.808′ N, 115° 44.749′ W. Marker is in Rachel, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada Route 375 at milepost 9), on the right. Click for map. Located at The Little Ale'Le'Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Old Mill Street, Alamo NV 89001, United States of America.
 
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By Chris English, October 11, 2012
2. The Groom Mining District Marker
The large red boulder in the foreground is tungsten ore.
by mineral samples from the area many of them striking and beautiful.
 
Regarding The Groom Mining District. Good place for a leg stretch and a meal, purchase extraterrestrial schwag and meet some of the most unique people in the universe.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Groom Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, October 11, 2012
3. The Groom Mining District Marker
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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