BUCKHORN

NAME: Buckhorn
COUNTY: Eureka
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Not worth the trip
REMAINS: A few buildings. 

There were five prospectors who discovered the first gold ore in the winter of 1908 in what was to become Buckhorn. They sold their claim to Nevada mining magnate, George Wingfield who formed the Buckhorn Mines Company in 1910 and began operations. By 1914, almost 300 people were living in the town that could supply electric power to its people. The prospect for permanency looked good. But the Buckhorn ore veins were shorter than expected and production dropped drastically in late 1914 and even more in 1915. The mill kept operating until all hope was gone and in February 1917 it closed for good. The town remained empty until 1935 when another mining company reopened the mines. It was a noble effort but not much good ore was found and it too closed. Mill foundations and crumbled buildings are scattered throughout the townsite that makes for an interesting visit. Submitted by: HBC

 


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