|Marble Falls Canyon|
N 38.9833° W117.80514° Ellsworth, NV Quad
|VISITED||July 9, 2016
Our breakfast: Eggs and breakfast meats at Middlegate Station.
Head east on US-50 E for 47 miles to Middlegate Station; turn right and head south on SR 361 towards Gabbs for 34.9 miles; turn left and head north east for 7.7 miles; turn right up Marble Canyon for about two miles.
From Fallon: 91.6 miles
Frank McPherson, of Ellsworth, has discovered a new ledge in the Marble Falls Canyon averaging $231 per ton. Character of ore- horn silver, chloride and sulphureta.
Near the head of Marble Canyon, above Marble Falls, in the northwest part of the district, much shallow work has been done on narrow veins containing partly oxidized agentiferous galena. Small shipments have probably been made by "chloriding" the silver-enriched surface ores. The lead content of the ore is usualy around 10 percent.
Production information from the district is very sketchy. In the
western part of the district, high-grade pods and lenses in limestone at
Someone up here is still digging, presumably. The road is blocked with a large steel gate, and if you continue up the steep road you will find another gate past that. No "No Tresspass" signs, though. We were ill-prepared for hiking the day we visited, but managed to cllimb the steep road to the first gathering of buildings without having a stroke. More buildings are further up the canyon, according to the satellite view. Someone is obviously hanging out here, everything looks to be in pretty good shape. Be respectful if you decide to hike up here.