MOUND SPRINGS

NAME: Mound Springs
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Open Pit.

Mound Springs was a ten-car siding for the Nevada Central railroad beginning in 1880. Because of the abundance of water at the nearby springs, Mound Springs became an important water stop. A small house was built for the stationmaster and that was the only development at the site. Mound Springs was used by the railroad until 1938 when the railroad folded and the rails were pulled up. Barite was discovered in 1948 but production did not start until 1952. The mine produced 500,000 tons of ore from 1952to 1970. Today nothing marks the site except the barite mine open pit.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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