|Goldpoint (Limepoint, Hornsilver)|
|VISITED||September 22, 2019
Our breakfast 9/22 - Mel's Diner - Beatty
Our lunch 9/22 - Socorro's Burger Hut
|DIRECTIONS||From Tonopah, Nevada, travel south on US 95 for 41.9 miles, to the junction of SR 266. Head west on SR 266 for 7.2 miles to the junction of SR 774; head south on SR 774 for 7.4 miles.|
Beginning around 1868, lime was discovered here resulting in the camp of Limepoint. After 1880, silver was discovered, but it wasn't until 1908 that high grade hornsilver was discovered, resulting in a rush to the site and a name change to Hornsilver. (Chlorargyrite is the mineral form of silver chloride also known as cerargyrite and, when weathered by desert air, as horn silver. ) A little over a month later, Hornsilver boasted a population of 700 and 220 frame buildings, tents, and shacks After 1930, more gold was being mined than was silver, resulting in the final name change to Goldpoint. WW II drew away most of the miners and most operations ceased around 1942.
BRADLEY'S STRIKE AT HORNSILVER
The Silvermines Corporation which owns and controls fifteen mining claims in the Hornsilver Mining District, is now erecting a milling plant of 100 tons daily capacity to treat the large tonnage of ore now in sight in this company's property. It is expected that this milling plant will be placed in operation by June 1st next, or shortly thereafter.
Enough gold was being dug up to warrant a name change.
TO CHANGE NAME OF HORNSILVER
Things had definitely slowed by now, but work was still being done.
CONDITIONS GOOD AT OHIO MINES GROUND
Leasers at Goldpoint and scattered sections of the county accounted for a limited amount of gold ore during the year and the Ohio Mines Company at Goldpoint continued on a regular production basis.
BLOCKED ROADS ARE RE-OPENED
After the war, things picked up a little bit-- for a while, anyway
NEW SYNDICATE HAS EQUIPMENT FOR GOLDPOINT
In the Goldpoint district Ohio Mines Co. is reportedly planning to resume mining and milling of gold-silver ore, and operation of the Nevada Gold mill custom ore is said to be contemplated by Charles L. Richards of Reno.
Don't give up!
A "reliable source" circulated the report in Goldfield that one of the biggest ore strikes in recent years has been made at Goldpoint.
|POST OFFICE||Hornsilver - May 16, 1908 - October 16, 1932
Goldpoint - October 16, 1932 - January 12, 1968
Home of the famous Goldpoint Bed & Breakfast, where you can stay in a rustic cabin and enjoy family-style meals. We made a brief cruise through the area just to see what there was to see. Many old buildings, vehicles, etc. Worth a visit!