This is a small but interesting modern mine camp with some equipment still left on-site. The mine was probably last worked in the 1980s, but most of the work was done during the Depression era. The compressors and engines are neat to see still in place. The hoist indicators are
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,
In the summer of 2015, we visited a pair of petroglyph sites out in central Nevada collectively called Honeymoon Hill. They are close together on nearby hills and have fantastic views of the areas they overlook, which is probably why people were here, hunting and keeping watch over the surrounding
Back in 2012, we went on a trip through central Nevada and spent a night in the old mining camp of Freiberg. Discovered in 1865, the area was worked in a small way for silver, but the mines never produced much of anything. We explored the area and only found
This was a modern gold and silver mill out in Eastern Nevada. It had been on operational stand-by for the last few years and was last operated by the Standard Slag Company. The Atlanta mine district is an old one. Gold and silver were discovered in the area around 1869.
Most of the historical relics I find on my hikes are from the booming mining industries of the early 1900s, which dominated the Nevada landscape, but other activities were going on at the time. Ranching was just as important as mining to the early settlers, and sheepherding was a part
This was a huge mine camp with a long history of operation that we were able to get a private tour of in 2003. At the time, the camp was guarded full-time by caretakers. They showed us around and gave a great tour, even allowing us to go underground and