Silver Peak

Silver Peak (HM1Q3)

Location: Benton, NV 93512 Esmeralda County
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N 38° 1.102', W 117° 46.545'

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Discovered 1863

Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. A 10-stamp mill was built in 1865, and by 1867 a 20-stamp mill was built. Mining camp lawlessness prevailed during the late sixties, and over the next 38 years, Silver Peak had its ups and downs. In 1906, the Pittsburg Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought a group of properties, constructed the Silver Peak Railroad and built a 100- stamp mill at Blair the following year.

The town, at times, was one of the leading camps of Nevada, but by 1917 it had all but disappeared. The town burned in 1948, and little happened until the Foote Mineral Company began its extraction of lithium from under the floor of Clayton Valley.

State Historical Marker No. 155
Nevada State Park System
by: Harold C. Henderson
HM NumberHM1Q3
Marker Number155
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 431907 N 4208136
Decimal Degrees38.01836667, -117.77575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.102', W 117° 46.545'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 6.12" N, 117° 46' 32.70" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25446-25494 GAR Highway, Benton NV 93512, US
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