Ghost Towns and Mines


This is one of my favorite sites in Nevada. The mine is almost 9000 feet up the side of Pogonip Ridge in the Hamilton mining district of White Pine County. An aerial cable tram was used to transport ore to the mill, three miles away at the base of the mountain. The tram cables are still intact.

I’ve had difficulty finding any information about this mine. All I know so far is that it was started sometime in the early 1900’s by the Tonopah-Belmont Development Mining Co. Buildings behind the mill appear to have been occupied as recently as the 1970’s. There are also several smaller mines nearby.

Note that this site should not be confused with the town of Belmont which is in Nye County, NV. The actual name of the mine and mill is Belmont, but since it’s in the Hamilton mining district, I added Hamilton to the name to avoid confusion.

Updated August, 2011.

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Hamilton-Belmont Mines, NV