Central Nevada and Elko

San Antonio and Cimarron Mines

Discoveries were first made here in 1863 by Mexican prospectors, possibly outfitted by Emanuel San Pedro. This camp never struck it rich even though it had a few revivals over the years. The workings here look pretty poor and I didn’t go underground. One interesting find here was the arrastra, of which I haven’t found too many of in Nevada. It was probably built by the Mexicans.

The mills and cabins are getting torn up by vandals. My photos were taken in 2010.

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