Palmetto (HMNHZ)

Location: Goldfield, NV 89013 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 26.636', W 117° 41.678'

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Thinking that local Joshua trees were related to palm trees, the 1866 prospectors named the mining camp Palmetto. Although a local 12-stamp mill worked the silver ore, the town died for lack of profitable material. New discoveries in the late 1860's brought Palmetto back to life, but once again meager deposits caused its demise.

New prospecting in 1903 caused Palmetto to grow to a town of 200 tents on a platted town site. At its peak in 1906, the commercial street contained all the necessary mining camp businesses.

Local miners drifted away in Autumn, 1906. Mining, on a lease basis, has been minimal since that time. An important talc deposit lies nearby.
Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberHM 145
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office, E. F. Denton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 438555 N 4144347
Decimal Degrees37.44393333, -117.69463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.636', W 117° 41.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 38.1600" N, 117° 41' 40.6800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1627-1699 E Fort Ave, Goldfield NV 89013, US
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