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 . . . — — Map (db m3493) HM
Known originally as Lime Point, this area was first settled about 1880. The early camp was abandoned by 1882. In March 1908, a silver strike brought a new camp into existence. Called Hornsilver, it flourished for about a year, boasting about 800 . . . — — Map (db m34251) HM
An original headframe from the Combination Mine, on the Combination No. 1 claim, located by Alva D. Myers and R.C. Earl on May 26, 1903. In 1989 it was moved to this location from approximately 1/4 mile mile east, in the Goldfield Mining District, . . . — — Map (db m116165) HM
Gold Point was initially called Lime Point for the lime deposits found in 1868. Processing difficulties in the 1880’s discouraged silver mining locally.
Goldfield Ore discoveries in 1902 stimulated area mining interest and high grade hornsilver . . . — — Map (db m35148) HM
For a 20-year period prior to 1900 the mining in Nevada fell into a slump that cast the entire state into a bleak depression and caused the loss of a third of the population.
The picture brightened overnight following the spectacular strikes in . . . — — Map (db m42666) HM
Goldfield came to be, and nearly vanished back into the sagebrush of the desert, an almost a decade. From its humble beginnings in 1902 of only three small mining claims, also known as grubstakes, the town exploded and was the largest city in the . . . — — Map (db m116111) HM
Goldfield, being the largest city in Nevada in 1907, established three railroad lines to accommodate the growing population: the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad, the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, and the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad.
The Las . . . — — Map (db m116113) HM
Known as a contact point for Shoshones and Northern Paiute Indians, Lida Valley was the site of early prospecting in the 1860's.
Later prospectors organized a mining district in 1867 and laid out the town in 1872. Soon stores, shops, stables . . . — — Map (db m52961) HM
Thinking that local Joshua trees were related to palm trees, the 1866 prospectors named the mining camp Palmetto. Although a local 12-stamp mill worked the silver ore, the town died for lack of profitable material. New discoveries in the late 1860's . . . — — Map (db m35150) HM
This was the communications center of Goldfield from 1906 until 1963. From 1904 to 1920, Goldfield boomed as a gold producing center. It was the largest (20,000+) city in Nevada during that period, having four railroads and other modern . . . — — Map (db m114228) HM
Built in 1905 by Hubert Maxgut, the Santa Fe Saloon is the oldest continually operating business in Goldfield. Maxgut was killed in a gunfight in 1912, but subsequent owners kept the saloon open. It was located outside of the business district to be . . . — — Map (db m65381) HM
1908 West Side Elementary School
Manual training & domestic science classes
Goldfield School of Mines
Was used by Novackclub Inc. as a golf club factory
The building & adjacent land was purchased . . . — — Map (db m115936) HM
If you're looking for Grandpa you found him – about 26 miles south of Tonopah on US 95 – where you're standing right now.
Gran Pah, in Shoshone, means “great water,” and was the first name given to the mining district . . . — — Map (db m116115) HM
Mining fever in the Tonopah boom reached out in all directions and revived many dormant mining towns. Land speculators at near-by Silver Peak bought up the land in that area and jacked the land prices so high that the 100-stamp mill planned at . . . — — Map (db m89417) HM