Ghost Towns

Silverpeak

This is an interesting town it looks to be making a come back.
Discovered in 1863. Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. A 10 stamp mill was built in 1865 and by 1867 a 20 stamp mill was built. Mining camp lawlessness prevailed during the late sixties, and over the next 38 years. Silver Peak had it's ups and downs. In 1906 the Pittsburgh Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought a group of properties, constructed the Silver Peak railroad, and built a 100 stamp mill at Blair the following year. The town, at the time, was one of the leading camps in Nevada. But by 1917 it had all but disappeared. The town burned in 1948 and little happened in it again until the Foote Mineral Company began their extraction of Lithium from under the floor of Clayton Valley. Since then many companies have moved in and out of Silver Peak and the population goes up and down with the different companies that come through.

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