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Near Blair Junction in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Silver Peak

 
 
Silver Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
1. Silver Peak Marker
Inscription. Discovered 1863

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.)
 
Location. 38° 1.102′ N, 117° 46.545′ W. Marker is near Blair Junction, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 265, on the right when traveling east on Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silverpeak NV 89047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Silver Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
2. Silver Peak Marker
. Columbus (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Silver Peak, Nevada. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Ghost Towns - Silver Peak, Nevada. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Stamp Mills. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
Silver Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2018
3. Silver Peak Marker
Silver Peak image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
4. Silver Peak
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 50 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.
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