Jackrabbit (HM1BEM)

Location: Kansas City, NV 66101 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 5.734', W 114° 34.937'

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Local legend attributes the discovery to the locator picking up a rock to throw at a jackrabbit and finding himself holding high grade silver. The Jack Rabbit District, named for the mine, was located in 1876 by Isaac Newton Garrison. Early mine production of the camp, at one time named Royal City, was about ten tons per day, carrying native silver in flakes, yielding about $40 per ton — sometimes as high as $2000 per ton. Total production of the District is estimated at about $2,000,000 to $6,000,000. Mineral production declined during the 1880's, but when a fifteen-mile narrow gauge railroad was opened in 1891 between the Jackrabbit mine and Pioche, mining soon increased. After 1893 the mines fell silent except for several short periods of activity in 1906-07 and 1912-14.
Marker Number204
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Nevada Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 712008 N 4219179
Decimal Degrees38.09556667, -114.58228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.734', W 114° 34.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 44.04" N, 114° 34' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1048-1098 Great Basin Hwy, Kansas City NV 66101, US
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