LEXINGTON CAMP

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

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: A few mine shafts.

Silver and Tungsten were discovered in Lexington Canyon in that order. Silver was first in 1870 but within two years most of the mines had been abandoned. It was not until 1917 that Tungsten was discovered. A small mill was built to process the ore and produced $20,000 in scheelite before closing in 1918. The district was then idle until 1941 when the Tungsten reopened. The site produced $80,000 before the mine and mill closed for good in 1942. No camp was ever formed and the only markers are mill ruins and small mine dumps.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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