Stopes (HM1OWZ)

Location: Tonopah, NV 89049 Nye County
Buy Nevada State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 38° 4.212', W 117° 13.778'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
The stopes are where the ore bodies were mined out. These show where the veins actually came to the surface. Jim Butler's original discovery was on these veins near the back of the old fire house. The ore bodies averaged about 500' in depth and most of the stopes are that deep. The first 100' or so were mined from the surface down on leases led by Jim Butler between 1900 and 1901. The miners used windlass' and whims (horse drawn hoists) to get the ore to the surface. All drilling for blasting was done by hand using the "single jack" (one man) or "double jack" (two men) method. Light was furnished by candles. Timbers were put in by these early leasers to keep the walls from collapsing.
Placed ByTonopah Historic Mining Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 479858 N 4213628
Decimal Degrees38.07020000, -117.22963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.212', W 117° 13.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 12.72" N, 117° 13' 46.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Burro Ave, Tonopah NV 89049, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?