BLACK SPRING

NAME: Black Spring
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime but winter.
COMMENTS: Was much at one time.
REMAINS: Nothing.

Black Spring was unique in that it was a mining town but not for gold or silver. Diatomacious earth was what was mined. It contained a high degree of silica as well small amounts of iron oxide, alumina, and soda used in the manufacture of tooth power and dental cream. Little is left of what took place in Black Spring. Submitted by: HBC

 


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