Ghost Towns and Mines

 
 


Gold was discovered at this site in central Nevada in the 1860s, and production began about 1868. The camp didn’t really get settled until about 1885. A post office opened in 1893. There was a boarding house, a saloon and a school. The mine was worked until the mid-1930s, however there was additional activity in the post-war years.


As of 1959, the Diamond tunnel was still used as the main work entry, although most ore haulage was being done via the Prospect tunnel. According to a 1962 report by the Nevada State Bureau of Mines, some exploratory work was still being done at the site at that time.





Posted August 2015.


Because there is so much to see at this site, I’ve decided to provide a separate page for certain buildings. Below you’ll see a few photos of each structure. Clicking on any of these will take you to that structure’s page, where you will be able to see many more photos showing all details of the structure and its surroundings.










Diamond Tunnel, NV:  The Snow Shed and Ore Bin


The most unusual feature at this mine is the long, Y-shaped snow shed that covers the tracks from the mine to the ore bin and waste dump.


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Diamond Tunnel, NV:  The Powerhouse


The powerhouse still holds a large, diesel-powered generator.


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Diamond Tunnel, NV:  The Garage


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Diamond Tunnel, NV:  The Assay Lab


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Diamond Tunnel, NV:  The Mill Ruins and Equipment


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Diamond Camp, NV


Several old miner’s cabins can be seen at this site below the mine.


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Other buildings and artifacts at this site can be seen below...


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DIAMOND TUNNEL, NV