Ghost Towns, Mines, and More!


Little is known about Ames Camp. Presumably, it was named for Roy C. Ames, a miner who located a group of fluorspar claims nearby in 1941. The claims were active until 1951.

Currently there is a small house, a garage/workshop, a cabin, a shed and an outhouse. The main house is very unusual, being two stories, with a concrete ground floor and the second floor almost entirely covered with flat pieces of sheet metal.

The outhouse is also completely covered with sheet metal. The garage/workshop is badly deteriorated and beginning to collapse. There are parts of various old vehicles and equipment scattered around the camp.

Updated August 2016.

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Ames Camp, NV