COCOMONGO

NAME: Cocomongo
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.

COMMENTS: Short lived.
REMAINS: Three Cabins.

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Cocomongo is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, ghost town to access. Finding it is an extremely difficult hit-or-miss proposition. The gold strike was made in 1903 and the ore assayed at close to $400 per ton. Because access to the camp was difficult, water had to be hauled in from Egan Canyon. The camp numbered about 30 miners. In 1906 a 40-ton mill was built. A tramway was built from the mines to the mill, which ran for two years before closing in 1908. By 1909, Cocomongo was a ghost town. Today, the remains of three wooden cabins remain but not much else. If you are successful in finding the site, you will be one of only a few who have visited Cocomongo.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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