Ghost Towns and Mines


Osceola is located in a canyon on the west side of the Snake Range in eastern Nevada. Gold was discovered there in 1872. A vast placer deposit was discovered in 1877 which really stirred things up. By 1900 mining activity was dwindling and the town began to wither. The post office shut down in 1920. A fire in the 1950’s destroyed nearly all the wooden buildings in the town.

Some mining activity has continued sporadically over the years and various small scale operations are still ongoing in the area.

Last updated August 2010.

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Osceola, NV