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Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Stopes

 
 
Stopes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
1. Stopes Marker
Inscription. The stopes are where the ore bodies were mined out. These show where the veins actually came to the surface. Jim Butler's original discovery was on these veins near the back of the old fire house. The ore bodies averaged about 500' in depth and most of the stopes are that deep. The first 100' or so were mined from the surface down on leases led by Jim Butler between 1900 and 1901. The miners used windlass' and whims (horse drawn hoists) to get the ore to the surface. All drilling for blasting was done by hand using the "single jack" (one man) or "double jack" (two men) method. Light was furnished by candles. Timbers were put in by these early leasers to keep the walls from collapsing.
 
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
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By Trev Meed, 2014
2.
Stope
marker. The Leasers (here, next to this marker); Mizpah Mine Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Verdi Lumber Company Coal Bin (here, next to this marker); Teamsters (here, next to this marker); Undiscovered Silver Vein (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.
 
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<center>Stope</center> image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
3.
Stope
<center>Stope</center> image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, 2014
4.
Stope
 
 
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 181 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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