Great Basin and Eastern Nevada

Fay, Little Buck and Horseshoe Mines

On this trip, we were out exploring on the Nevada-Utah state line. This beautiful open country of rolling hills and pinyon-juniper woodland is delightful to spend some time in. Thunderstorms chased us around on this trip but they moved on quickly.

The old ghost town of Fay popped up around 1899, with the mines producing gold in the next two years. The boom to bust cycle was pretty quick, as often is the case, and by 1915 the town was deserted.

Not much of the camp and mines remain today. A boiler, headframe, and a few cabin ruins. The cemetery at Fay is hidden and interesting.

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