Copper Country
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 17.016 W 114° 57.856
11S E 675579 N 4350224
Nevada History Marker No. 9
Waymark Code: WMV8KR
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 03/14/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 6

Nevada History Marker No. 9 (Copper Country) at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 50 and the road to Ruth, NV.
Marker Title (required): Copper Country

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 9

Marker Text (required):
The famed open-pit copper mines of Eastern Nevada including the Liberty Pit, largest in the state, are located two miles south of this point. Through the first half of the Twentieth Century this area produced nearly a billion dollars in copper, gold, and silver. The huge mounds visible from here are waste rock, which was removed to uncover the ore. Two miles east of here, near Lane City, was the Elijah, the first mine discovered in the Robinson mining district. Lane City, originally called Mineral City, was settled in 1869 and had a population of 400. At Mineral City was the Ragsdale Station, one hotel and a stage station.

County (required): White Pine

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Other Marker Type (optional): Concrete

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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