Eastern Mojave Vegetation Silver Peak Road  

Tom Schweich  

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Silver Peak
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Other articles:
• Coyote Road:  Silver Peak;
• Nevada Highway 265:   at Silver Peak;
• Nivloc Road:  Silver Peak;

Locations: Silver Peak.  

Silver Peak

  • Nevada Highway 265
  • Coyote Road
  • Nivloc Road

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 its ups and downs. In 1906, the Pittsburg 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 times, was one of the leading camps of Nevada, but by 1917 it had all but disappeared. The town burned in 1948, and little happened until the Foote Mineral Company began its extraction of lithium from under the floor of Clayton Valley. Nevada Historical Marker 155.



Locations: Clayton Valley.  

Clayton Valley

  Junction: Pearl Spring Road





Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 95:   at Silver Peak Road;  

Junction: U. S. Highway 96, north to Tonopah, south to Goldfield.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/16/2024 11:51:36 AM