GOLDVILLE

NAME: Gerald
COUNTY: Eureka
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Rubble. 

Two prospectors discovered the Goldville District in 1907. The big find was the Lynn Big Six mine. During the first year of operations, $21,000 worth of ore was shipped to Salt Lake City. This created a small rush to the new district. Aside from the Lynn Big Six mine, the only other ore found was in placer deposits. By the end of 1908, the placer deposits had been exhausted and all the people left. But that was not the end of Goldville. In 1912, the Lynn Big Six Mining Company reopened the Lynn Big Six mine and soon was shipping ore to Salt Lake City. A small Camp soon formed and a post office opened in 1913. Even though the post office closed in 1917, the mining company was still quite active. The company continued to expand and by 1922 had twelve claims and controlled 229 acres. In time, ore values began to decrease and in 1939 the company ceased operations. Remains are scant although mining operations have increased recently. The gold mines in the district are among the top five gold producers in the country and are the economic mainstay of Eureka and Elko counties. Submitted by: HBC

 


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