Goldfield

Goldfield (HMSMH)

Location: Goldfield, NV 89013 Esmeralda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 42.461', W 117° 14.004'

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For a 20-year period prior to 1900 the mining in Nevada fell into a slump that cast the entire state into a bleak depression and caused the loss of a third of the population.

The picture brightened overnight following the spectacular strikes in Tonopah and, shortly afterwards, in Goldfield. Gold ore was discovered here in December 1902 by two Nevada-born prospectors, Harry Stimler and Billy Marsh. From 1904 to 1918 Goldfield boomed furiously. The city had a railroad that connected into Las Vegas and a peak population of 20,000. Between 1903 - 40 a total of $86,765,044 in metals was produced here.
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HM NumberHMSMH
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Marker Number14
Placed ByNevada Centennial Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 479427 N 4173408
Decimal Degrees37.70768333, -117.23340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.461', W 117° 14.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 27.66" N, 117° 14' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7001 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Goldfield NV 89013, US
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