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Near Ruth in White Pine County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Copper Country

 
 
Copper Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
1. Copper Country Marker
Inscription. 1864–1964. The famed open-pit copper mines of Eastern Nevada including the Liberty Pit, largest in the state, are located two miles south of this point. Through the first half of the 20th century, this area produced nearly a billion dollars in copper, gold and silver. The huge mounds visible from here are waste rock which was removed to uncover the ore.

Two miles east of here, near Lane City, was the Elijah, the first mine discovered in the Robinson Mining District. Lane City, originally called Mineral City, was settled in 1869 and had a population of 400. At Mineral City was the Ragsdale Station—a hotel and a stage station.
 
Erected by State of Nevada. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 17.015′ N, 114° 57.855′ W. Marker was near Ruth, Nevada, in White Pine County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 50 at milepost 61.5 and Nevada Route 267, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 50. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Ruth NV 89319, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Ely - Forging the Link (approx.
Marker and waste rock piles in the distance image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
2. Marker and waste rock piles in the distance
4.6 miles away); Nevada Northern Railway (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Copper Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
3. Copper Country Marker
Marker is now missing.
Copper Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
4. Copper Country Marker
Marker is now missing.
Copper Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
5. Copper Country Marker
Marker is now missing.
Old mine headframe and ore processing plant image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
6. Old mine headframe and ore processing plant
The Liberty Pit image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
7. The Liberty Pit
Company houses in Ruth image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 15, 2007
8. Company houses in Ruth
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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