El Dorado Canyon

El Dorado Canyon (HMJJJ)

Location: Searchlight, NV 89046 Clark County
Buy Nevada State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 35° 42.587', W 114° 49.605'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Toward the Colorado River from this point runs El Dorado Canyon where occurred one of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history. Gold and Silver mines were developed here about 1859 and soon rich mines were developed. In the 1860's the canyon was bursting with a rowdy population of nearly 500 men. Many of these said to be deserters from the Civil War.

The river was navigable at the time making it possible to bring in food and supplies by boat.

Notorious for its feuds and shootings, the canyon was equally well known for its three largest mines, the Techatticup, Wall Street and Savage which yielded five million dollars during 40 years of operations.
Nevada Centennial Marker No 6
Marker Number6
Placed ByThe Residents of Nelson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:54am 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 696600 N 3953936
Decimal Degrees35.70978333, -114.82675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 42.587', W 114° 49.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 42' 35.22" N, 114° 49' 36.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16880 Western St, Searchlight NV 89046, 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
Queho's Cave
1.29 miles
Techatticup Mine
1.31 miles
El Dorado Canyon
1.31 miles
Deadly Flash Flood
6.51 miles
Eldorado Canyon
10.2 miles
Eldorado Canyon
10.21 miles
Women Airforce Service Pilots
16.37 miles
Taming the Colorado
16.8 miles
Zulu Echo Six
17.32 miles
17.33 miles
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. What year was the marker erected?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?