|Eureka Mine (Pershing Co.)|
40°15'49.58"N 117°36'53.62"W Needle Peak, NV Quad
Our breakfast: Depot Diner, Fallon
Our dinner: Steaks The Martin Hotel, Winnemucca
Our motel: Quality Inn, Winnemucca
Our Breakfast: Eggs at The Griddle, Winnemucca
|DIRECTIONS||From Winnemucca take Grass Valley Road 46 miles south to Golconda CanyonRd.; Take Golconda Canyon Rd. about 3.1 miles; turn south on local road for 5.15 miles|
Mercury mine, credited with about 500 flasks, 1955-1958, and 1968-1970.
There are still a few buildings standing here along with a large-ish mercury retort. The road to the mining camps goes through some very pretty country, it's starting to become gnarly in places as it slowly becomes washed away. There is another retort down by Golconda Canyon road but it's unknown if it's related.