LIBERTY

NAME: Liberty
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Nice area.
REMAINS: Mill foundations.

Liberty was the name of a mine. The site never had enough people to be called a camp much less a town. But the mine had a history all its own beginning in 1867. Miners worked the mine until 1874 when it was closed. During this period it produced close to $112,000 in silver with slight traces of gold. The mine was purchased in 1879 and was consolidated with a number of other mines. The effort to consolidate failed and the mine was inactive until 1883 when others began to work the mine but gave up in 1885. The mine remained quiet for many years until 1904 when it was reopened but closed again in 1905. It was not until 1910 that the mine was again opened and began producing ore worth about $25,000 a month. The mine operated until 1912 and produced almost $500,000 worth of silver and lead. Although the mine had a number of different owners and operators during the period from 1912 to the mid-1950s, it never came close to being a profitable operation again. Only the stone foundations of the mill mark the site of Liberty today. Submitted by: HBC

 


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