Mary Drinkwater Mill

The Mary and Drinkwater mines have long histories, mainly tied to the ghost towns of Blair and Silverpeak. A massive 120-stamp mill was constructed at Blair in 1906 by the Pittsburgh Silver Peak Gold Mining Company for the local mines. It was the largest stamp mill in Nevada. It ran for many years, but eventually, it was just too big for the mines to support. Mines in the area went dormant around 1915.

The current ruins on site were built in 1938 as a cyanide and flotation plant during a revival of the mine. Only the concrete foundations and a skeleton framework remain.

Currently, there is an active mine nearby. Please respect any no trespassing signs.