|Copper (Lander Co.)|
40.6029668 -117.0464925 Galena Canyon, NV Quad
Our breakfast: Black Rock Grill, Lovelock
Our dinner: Steaks at the Owl Club, Battle Mountain
Our motel: The Big Chief in Battle Mountain
Our Breakfast: Eggs at Broadway Colt Inn Casino, Battle Mountain
|DIRECTIONS||From Battle Mountain, head south on Broad St. (NV 305) for 5 miles; turn west on local road and head generally NW and W for about 2.4 miles.|
Also known as "Copper Basin" but not to be confused with "Copper Canyon" which is now just a deep, deep hole about 6 or so miles to the SW. Copper Canyon tried to get a post office in 1917 but it was rescinded.
Organized two years after discoveries in 1864, the Little Giant mine was the first steady producer. Idle from 1885 to 1997, renewewd operation under the Glasgow and Western Coompany started the small camp of Copper Basin. Turquoise, gold, silver, and lead were mined here, but the main ore sought after was low-grade copper. Peaking during World War I, activity dropped off after that.
|POST OFFICE||May 3, 1906 - November 15, 1906|
Lots of signs warning about ore trucks but don't know if mine here is still active. Some flattened ruins. I've only made one album of photos of the entire area so when you click on "photographs" below you'll see photos from Galen as well as Copper, Old Battle Mountain, and Buckingham, and click the "Go Back" button you'll return here.