Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Into the Depths
Working The Mines
The men sitting to the left near the axe and pick may have worked with the timber. The men in the center my be Cousin Jacks (drillers). Further right note the jackleg drill held upright and connected to the hose which provides air for power. the miners standing in the tunnel may be muckers who break up and shovel out the rock.
Manual Steel Drill
When you arrive at the end of the tunnel, look for the drill with the flattened head stuck in the rock. Unable to pull it out, a frustrated miner may have walked away in disgust.
Dark And Light
In the extreme darkness of mining underground, light was provided by candles. The miner's candlesticks (below) were he primary source.
At the end of the tunnel, look to your right to discover this abandoned "jackleg" drill.
The Burro Tunnel
Is a re-creation of one of the many tunnels which lie under the Mining
Erected by Tonopah Historic Mining Park.
Location. 38° 4.21′ N, 117° 13.761′ 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Stopes (within shouting distance of this marker); Mizpah Mine Powder Magazine Verdi Lumber Company Coal Bin (within shouting distance of this marker); Teamsters (within shouting distance of this marker); Undiscovered Silver Vein (within shouting distance of this marker); Framing Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim and Belle Butler (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tonopah.
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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 167 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.