Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry

Amargosa Valley's Clay Industry (HM20U9)

Location: Amargosa Valley, NV 89020 Nye County
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N 36° 24.788', W 116° 25.409'

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Near here is the site of the Bradford siding on the Death Valley Railroad spur of the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad. This siding was used by the extensive clay quarries active in the Amargosa Valley from the 1920's until 1940. The first clay claim was staked by 'Dad' Fairbanks in 1916. In 1917 mining engineer S. Frank Brock located six square miles of clay claims. By the late 1920's 30,000 pounds of clay was shipped every year for filtering oil from booming Southern California oilfields. With the closure of the T & T the quarries closed in 1940, not to reopen until the 1970's. 
Dedicated this 19th day of October, 2008.
Queho Posse Chapter 1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of
E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with Jim Marsh
HM NumberHM20U9
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByQueho Posse Chapter 1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus In Cooperation with Jim Marsh
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Date Added Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 551687 N 4029926
Decimal Degrees36.41313333, -116.42348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 24.788', W 116° 25.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 24' 47.28" N, 116° 25' 24.54" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4400 NV-373, Amargosa Valley NV 89020, US
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