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Berlin in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Assay Office

 
 
Assay Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
1. Assay Office Marker
Inscription. Samples of rock and ore from the mine and samples of concentrates from the mill were processed (assayed) here to determine the amount of values they contained. The furnace in this assay laboratory used charcoal because it was the only clean burning fuel produced locally.

The night watchman used this office to warm himself and to rest in after each trip through town on lookout for thieves and fires. He also ate his midnight lunch here. The Watchman's name was Mr. Doolan.
 
Location. 38° 52.916′ N, 117° 36.534′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park Road 2 miles south of Nevada Route 844, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. If driving north marker is 2.1 miles north of NV Route 844. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charcoal Yard (a few steps from this marker); Firmin Bruner (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Boardinghouse
Assay Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 3, 2013
2. Assay Office and Marker
The marker is to the right of the front door.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); A Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Berlin.
 
More about this marker. Text written by Firmin Bruner (Berlin Resident Since 1904)
 
Also see . . .  Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Web Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 178 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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