The Nivloc was first discovered in the early 1900s and worked briefly by Mr. Colvin (Nivloc spelled backward). In 1937, Desert Silver, Inc. built a 200-ton mill here and worked the mine until 1943. These were the peak years for the mine, and during this time, it was Nevada’s largest silver producer, with 4.6 million ounces of silver and 18,000 ounces of gold.
This medium-sized, multi-level mine had a fairly prolonged period of activity dating back to the 1920s. It is a more modern mine than we usually go check out, but we heard that a mining company was examining it to be mined as an open pit. We wanted to get out
The mine was first worked for gold and silver by Chas Noble in 1915 and later developed into a multi-level mine and worked for tungsten until at least 1956. The few thousand feet of workings are developed along an impressive scheelite vein (the dyke) that stretches across the mountainside for