Ghost Towns and Mines

 
 

This is the largest of several tungsten mines in the southern Snake Range Mountains near Minerva, NV. It also appears to be the one which is in best condition. I first visited this site in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s. There are several wood-framed, sheet metal buildings, including a house, workers’ residences, and shower/changing rooms. These are located at the mouth of the canyon. Ore from the mine was processed at Minerva, NV.


Various equipment and structures can be found throughout the small canyon which encompasses the compound. The most interesting of these is a steam-powered well-drilling rig dating back to the 1800’s. It was abandoned in place at the site where it was last used, possibly having broken down while drilling. The boiler and steam engine are missing. An intact rig is on display in Ely, NV. For more photos and info on these rigs, go to my Keystone Driller page.



Last updated June 2009.



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Everett Mines, NV