40° 9' 38" N, 116° 5' 53 " W - Mineral Hill quad
|VISITED||April 27 , 2013
Our Breakfast: Omlettes at the Toiyabe Cafe , Austin, NV
Our Supper: Bacon-wrapped Chorizo at Hickison Summit
|DIRECTIONS|| From Fallon, east on US 50 for 177 miles; north on Highway 278 46.3 miles; right on dirt road for 5 miles.
From Fallon: 228.3 miles
Silver was discovered here in 1869, and soon after a stamp mill was erected and the population boomed to about 500 people. Stores, a school, a bakery, saloons, and even a brick yard were all established here, but by 1872 only a handful of people remained. Intermittent mining and milling operations continued until the early 1900's.
|POST OFFICE||May 9, 1871 - March 1, 1873|
Very easy to get to the site. There is a tremendous amount of debris, glass, cans, and metal marking the site. Up from the town site there is a grove of trees which were obviously planted, since they're all in neat rows. Couldn't tell what kind they were. Many foundations and mill ruins mark the site. There is a nice little graveyard SW of the site, but it looks like a fire came through at one time and there are only bits and pieces of wood left from any graves built of wood. A large brick chimney still stands S of the town site.