Near Blair Junction in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. A 10-stamp mill was built in 1865, and by 1867 a 20-stamp mill was built. Mining camp lawlessness prevailed during the late sixties, and over the next 38 years, Silver Peak had its ups and downs. In 1906, the Pittsburg Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought a group of properties, constructed the Silver Peak Railroad and built a 100- stamp mill at Blair the following year.
The town, at times, was one of the leading camps of Nevada, but by 1917 it had all but disappeared. The town burned in 1948, and little happened until the Foote Mineral Company began its extraction of lithium from under the floor of Clayton Valley.
State Historical Marker No. 155
Nevada State Park System
by: Harold C. Henderson
(Marker Number 155.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 38° 1.102′ N, 117° 46.545′ W. Marker is near Blair Junction, Nevada, in Esmeralda Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silverpeak NV 89047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbus (approx. 13 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Silver Peak, Nevada. Ghost Towns website entry (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Stamp Mills. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,952 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. 4. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.