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Hornsilver/Gold Point, Nevada

Alan H. Patera

Hornsilver/Gold Point, Nevada

silver turns to gold

by Alan H. Patera

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Published by Western Places in Lake Grove, OR .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Gold Point (Nev.),
  • Nevada,
  • Gold Point
    • Subjects:
    • Silver mines and mining -- Nevada -- Gold Point -- History.,
    • Gold mines and mining -- Nevada -- Gold Point -- History.,
    • Mining camps -- Nevada -- Gold Point -- History.,
    • Gold Point (Nev.) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesHornsilver, Nevada, Gold Point, Nevada
      Statementby Alan H. Patera.
      SeriesWestern places,, no. 26
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF849.G78 P38 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination86 p. :
      Number of Pages86
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3763572M
      LC Control Number2003475932
      OCLC/WorldCa52871979

      The Moonstone Claim is near Gold Point, Nevada. Historically the site has been part of the Hornsilver-Gold Point Mining District. The Moonstone Claim is a surface mining operation. The Great Basin of the Intermontane Plateaus characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.   Dinner with a Ghost is a movable feast that always circles back to the historic ghost town of Gold Point, Nevada, for a ripping Memorial Day Weekend of food, ghosts, live music, camping, salooning, wide open vistas, and a dazzling night Point is, shall we say, isolated, baking cheerfully in the desert about miles northwest of Las Vegas, not far from the California border.

      Hornsilver – Gold Point – Nevada – Alan H. Patera – Lady In Boomtown – Miners and Manners On The Nevada Frontier – Mrs. Hugh Brown - Loafing Along Death Valley Trails – William Caruthers – (Two copies). História. O local onde está hoje Gold Point era conhecido originalmente como "Lime Point". [1] e começou a ser povoado em Esse campo mineiro foi abandonado em Vinte anos foram feitas novas descobertas de depósitos de prata e ouro em Goldfield e Tonopah e alguns mineiros voltaram a Lime Point à procura de minério. [2]. Em março de , uma greve dos mineiros da mina da levou.

      Gold Point Gold Point, Nevada is a well preserved ghost town in Esmeralda County, Nevada. The community was named after the local gold-mining industry. Gold Point is the southern terminus of Nevada State Route Gold Point was named Hornsilver until the s. Some of the cabins are now part of a bed and breakfast. Profits from the B&B help to pay for the restoration and preservation of many of the buildings. The B&B website says, “When you visit Gold Point you may not see anyone, but rest assured they are watching you.” Sounds kind of creepy, but.


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Hornsilver/Gold Point, Nevada by Alan H. Patera Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hornsilver/Gold Point Nevada: Silver turns to Gold by Alan H. Patera Thirty miles SW of Goldfield, Hornsilver boomed in the spring of after the Great Western mine made a.

When new discoveries of gold and silver established the major mining towns of Tonopah and Goldfield, Nevada in the early s, a flood of prospectors returned to Lime Point. In silver was discovered in the area, and the old camp was revived and renamed Hornsilver (an informal name for the silver mineral chlorargyrite).County: Esmeralda.

My wife and I love to visit ghost towns, especially old gold and silver and lead mining camps in Colorado and Montana.

Nevada once boasted many mining camps, too, but most have disappeared in the Mojave desert and Lake Mead. However, thanks to Herb Robbins, Gold Point Ghost Town /5(61). Hornsilver Townsite & Telephone Company, Gold Point, Nevada The area that would become Gold Point, one of Nevada’s best ghost towns, was first settled by ranchers and a few miners around A small camp was formed a few hundred yards west of the present-day townsite at an outcropping of Nevada book and was called Lime Point.

Gold Point, Nevada Gold Point, as the townsite is known today, developed from a mining camp formed known as Lime Point that was west and just around the corner of the current site. Originally the townsite was called Hornsilver after the discovery of a type of silver ore known as hornsilver.

The Gold Mountain book is a companion to the Hornsilver/Gold Point book. Gold Point is situated about Nevada book miles north of the summit of Gold Mountain, and their Nevada book are intertwined.

Activity on Gold Mountain predates Gold Point by 30 years, however, and remnants of this activity can still be seen. Bibliography. Hornsilver/Gold Point Nevada: Silver turns to Gold by Alan H.

Patera (Lake Grove: Western Places, ); Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps by Stanley W. Paher (Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, ), ; Nevada Post Offices: An Illustrated History by James Gamett and Stanley W. Paher (Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, ), 70, A book was written on the Hornsilver / Gold Point district by Alan Patera with the subtitle: “silver turns into gold”.

Some of the veins were fissure veins and some were contact veins, both extending to depth. Published reports from the Ohio Mine indicated grades from veins around the district averaging over 2 oz/ton gold equivalent.

Home»Legends of America Photo Prints»States, Cities, & Places»States»Nevada»Southern Nevada «Previous Next» 30 of photos. The ghost town of Gold Point had its beginnings inwhen Thomas Shaw discovered gold in the area around Gold Mountain.

The Gold Mountain Mining District was organized in It was followed by the Tokop District, which became the Hornsilver District many years later.

The Tokop and Hornsilver / Gold Point Districts lie in southern Esmeralda County, Nevada. The Hornsilver / Gold Point District includes the townsite which has a few hardy residents. There are two large mines just south of the town on patented ground.

The Tokop District is 9 miles by road SE of Gold date: The name was changed to Hornsilver, and typically mining camp development occurred. A newspaper, post office, stores and saloons began operations, and a town of over wood frame buildings, tents and shacks appeared.

The camp assumed the name Gold Point after when more gold was being mined than silver. Gold Point, Nevada is a well preserved ghost town in Esmeralda County, Nevada. History. The area that would become Gold Point was first settled by ranchers and a few miners during the s. The small camp of Lime Point was formed a few hundred yards.

Originally named Hornsilver because it was a silver mining camp, it never became the boomtown its founders had hoped. Inthe silver market offered nothing but bad news, investors decided that "Gold Point" would have more value as a name.

Dinner with a Ghost is a movable feast that always circles back to the historic ghost town of Gold Point, Nevada, for a ripping Memorial Day Weekend of food, ghosts, live music, camping, salooning, wide open vistas, and a dazzling night sky.

Gold Point is, shall we say, isolated, baking cheerfully in the desert about miles northwest of Las. Gold was discovered in within the Great Western silver mine, and by the s, when more gold was being mined than silver, Hornsilver became Gold Point.

But when World War II began, the federal government closed mines of non-strategic metals. The Enterprise Gold Mine is near Gold Point, Nevada. Historically the site has been part of the Hornsilver-Gold Point Mining District. The Enterprise Gold Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open.

Production size when active was considered to be small. Towns like Aurora, Nevada, which hardly exist today, are preserved on canvas. Evelyne went on to paint 21 Ghost Towns and inwrote this book describing each Reviews: 1.

comment: about mile sw of the town of hornsilver (gold point) 17 claims (11 claims of which cover acres). utm is to one of many workings on the property.

utm is to mine symbol on topo map on large claim block. ; info from :(). Author of Rhyolite, The rush to White Pine, North Dakota post offices,El Dorado and Diamond Springs, California (Western places), Grand Encampment copper towns, Settlements of Pend Oreille County, Washington, South Dakota post offices, Hornsilver/Gold Point, Nevada.

Gold Point Town History: The town of today (Fig. 01) was settled originally by a few ranchers and miners in the 's at a small camp located at a small outcropping of limestone and that was called Lime Point. When silver was discovered in the area in it was renamed Hornsilver.

Due to the scarcity of water, the ore had to be processed nearly miles away.The top half will have a picture of Hornsilver and the bottom half will have a picture of of Gold Point taken from around the same spot.

For those who haven't read the Hornsilver/Gold Point book, Hornsilver became Gold Point in   When new discoveries of gold and silver established the major mining towns of Tonopah and Goldfield, Nevada in the early s, a flood of prospectors returned to Lime Point.

In silver was discovered in the area, and the old camp was revived and renamed Hornsilver (an informal name for the silver mineral chlorargyrite).