Central Nevada and Elko

Sprucemont Ghost Town

Sprucemont (really called Spruce Mountain) was actually a few mining camps spread across Spruce Mountain. First mined for lead-silver ore in 1869, it was a long-lived and successful mining area. The mines here produced ore all the way into WWII; almost a hundred years worth.

The mines are now caved and only a few ruins stand today. It remains a very picturesque site.

I've been going to Sprucemont since 2004 so some of my photos are old and grainy.

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