MINERVA

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

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: Mine dumps

The first discoveries of were made in 1884 and the first tungsten mines were opened. Heavy mining activity, however, did not begin until 1916 when the Minerva Tungsten Corporation became active. The company developed a camp for the mill’s 50 employees. Close to 200 men were employed in the mines and the mill combined. Activity was suspended in 1918 and the mill dismantled in 1923. Minerva had a revival in 1936 when the mines were reopened. Soon the camp had a population of 50. The district was again abandoned in 1940 and nothing substantial has happened since. Extensive mine dumps and wooden rubble abound at the site.
Submitted by: HBC

 


Minerva
Courtesy S. Martin Shelton


Minerva
Courtesy S. Martin Shelton

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