Goodsprings (Mining District 1856-1957)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
N 35° 49.936 W 115° 26.061
11S E 641412 N 3966475
Quick Description: The hostorical marker for Goodsprings Nevada
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2006 11:14:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMWJW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 98

Long Description:
Goodsprings Nevada Mining District 1856-1957
Marker Title (required): Goodsprings (Mining District 1856-1957)

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 102

Marker Text (required):
Ore deposits readily recognized in the faulted and folded limestone deposits of this district remained unworked until 1856 when the Mormons developed a single lead mine at Potosi - probably the oldest lode mine in Nevada. Named for cattleman Joseph Good, the open springs area was developed into the mining-ranching community of Goodsprings by A.G. Campbell. With completion of the Los Angeles-Salt Lake City Railroad in 1905 and the narrow gauge Yellow Pine Railroad from Jean to Goodsprinns in 1911, transportation costs of the oxidized zinc minerals were reduced. The peak year of operations was reached in 1916 and Goodsprings then had 800 residents. This district, with the greatest variety of valuable minerals in Nevada, produced a total of $25 million primarily in lead and zinc with lesser amounts of gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, vanadiam, nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and uranium.

County (required): Clark (Las Vegas)

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): State Historical Marker #102

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