“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Undiscovered Silver Vein

Undiscovered Silver Vein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
1. Undiscovered Silver Vein Marker
Inscription. The hidden vein of silver ore in the middle of the road was exposed when the road was bladed in the 1950's. The vein was missed by the old timers and is an example of how all the outcropped veins looked when they were discovered by Jim Butler in May 1990 (error- should read 1900). The brown rhyolite can be seen on each side (The "walls" of the vein) with the quartz in the center. The black is the manganese oxide and silver ore.
Erected by Tonopah Historic Mining Park.
Location. 38° 4.212′ N, 117° 13.778′ W. Marker is in Tonopah, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from 110 Burro Avenue. Touch for map. The GPS coordinates are for the Tonopah Mining Park in general. They will not take you directly to the marker. If you are going all the way to Tonopah to see this marker, you might as well walk around and see all the rest too. Marker is in this post office area: Tonopah NV 89049, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Leasers (here, next to this marker); Stopes (here, next to this marker); Mizpah Mine Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Verdi Lumber Company Coal Bin
Undiscovered Silver Vein image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
2. Undiscovered Silver Vein
(here, next to this marker); Teamsters (here, next to this marker); Framing Building (here, next to this marker); Into the Depths (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim and Belle Butler (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tonopah.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 194 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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