Ghost Towns and Mines


J.W. Dunfee discovered gold here in 1927, and soon the town’s name was changed from Hornsilver to Gold Point. Mining continued off and on over the years until the 1960s, when a misplaced dynamite blast caused a major cave in. Except for a few small leases and diggings, this was the last significant mining operation at Gold Point.

The Dunfee mine is marked by a large, intricate steel headframe with a wooden ore bin, just southeast of the town. When I first came here in 1988, there was a hoist house too, but that’s gone now.

Last updated June 2016, with the addition of photos from 1988.

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