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Pactolus was one of those places where there were high hopes and not much else. There was a smidgen of activity in the early 1900's before they gave up and went elsewhere. They applied for a post office in 1904 but never quite made it.
LOCATOR DISCUSSES A MINING STRIKE
J.D. Wood vice-president of the Daly-West and one of the prominent figures in the big DeLamar deal, has returned from Sodaville, Nev. where at Pactolus he has acquired most promising interests, says the Salt Lake Tribune. With him he brought samples of rock showing free gold in considerable quantities, and to open up the property three shifts are now employed on the ledge. Pactolus is about fifty-six miles north of Tonopah.
A miner named Hendricks who was injured by a blast at Pactolus, Nye county, has been brought to Carson for treatment.
ITS A CLOSE CORPORATION
At this point I would imagine the owners were trying to dump it for as much as they could.
The rumored sale of the Pactolus was not consummated. The engineers had made a favorable report on the property and the price fixed was said to be $125,000 [over 3,244,000.00 in 2014 dollars], but the owners refused to let go for less than $175,000.
The newspapers-- usually willing to pump up stories about a mining camp or strike-- seem reluctant to push Pactolus.
BIG RUSH INTO NEW CAMP OF PACTOLUS
OLD MINING CLAIMS SOLD
Seems like everything just petered out and aside from a little poking around in the rocks here and there, things pretty much came to an end for Pactolus.
George A. Thayer left Reno this week for Mina, where he will make his headquarters while directing work at the Garrett quicksilver property at Pactolus, which has been taken over by himself and associates.
There are a few mines in the area and the remains of what might have been a tiny mill. Evidence suggests some work took place in mid to late 1960's as well.