Ghost Towns, Mines, and More!


Belleville was founded in 1873 for the purpose of milling ore from the mines in nearby Candelaria. Later when pipes brought water to Candelaria, there was no more need to ship ore to Belleville, and the town was deserted by 1892.

The only remains at the site are the crumbling stone walls and foundations of a smelter. A short distance away there are a few scraps of wood and a field of tailings from the original mill.

Updated August 2015.

NEW:  During my 2015 trip I found more ruins around the hill, behind where the smelter ruins are. There is a dugout cabin, and the massive, dry-stacked stone foundations of a mill.

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Belleville, NV