Candelaria and Metallic City

Candelaria and Metallic City (HMSEG)

Location: Vandalia, NV 62471 Mineral County
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N 38° 12.485', W 118° 0.1'

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Seven miles to the west lie the ghost towns of Candelaria and Metallic City.

Candelaria was presumably named after a mine of that name located in 1885, and also after the Catholic Candelmas Day. Metallic City, the "sin city" of Candelaria, and also known as Pickhandle Gulch, lies ?mile to the south of Candelaria. The name, Pickhandle was derived from the most popular weapon used for settling disputes.

In 1880, Candelaria was the largest town in the immediate area and boasted of having 3 doctors, 3 lawyers, 2 hotels, 6 stores and 10 saloons. Water piped from Trail Canyon in 1882 caused the price of water to drop from $1.00 to $0.05 per gallon.

The leading mine, the Northern Belle, was located in 1864 (relocated in 1870). It is reported to have produced an estimated $7 million, mainly in silver.
Marker Number92
Placed ByNevada State Park System and Mineral County Antique Bottle Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 412304 N 4229376
Decimal Degrees38.20808333, -118.00166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.485', W 118° 0.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 29.10" N, 118° 0' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 373-399 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Vandalia NV 62471, US
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