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

The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad

The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Queho Posse Chapter 1919 E Clampus Vitus, April 28, 2014
1. The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad Marker
Inscription. Built in 1911, The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad was a twelve and a half mile long narrow gauge railroad connecting the town of Goodsprings with the Union Pacific Railroad here in Jean. The railroad was built using materials from the defunct Quarter Mine Railroad in Searchlight, Nevada. The Yellow Pine Mining District covered the area around Goodsprings and the Sandy Valley area. The primary ores mined were zinc and lead. Other mines produced gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, vanadium, molybdenum, nickel, cobalt and uranium.The district went through several booms and busts and by 1930 the Railroad was out of business. The rails were torn up in 1934 but the right-of-way can still be seen along the road between Jean and Goodsprings.
Erected 2014 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus In Conjunction with the Gold Strike Hotel and Gambling Hall.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 46.753′ N, 115° 19.495′ W. Marker is in Jean, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 161), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the backside of The Arrowhead
The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose
2. The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad Marker
Trail Highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street, Jean NV 89019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Arrowhead Trail Highway (here, next to this marker); Jean, Nevada (a few steps from this marker); Old Elko Fire Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); The Last Spike (was approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named The Last Spike (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 7 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 7.1 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jean.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 131 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 15, 2017.   2. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the railroad right-of-way as seen from the road. Mentioned in the marker text. • Can you help?
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