TRENTON

NAME: Trenton
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Mine dumps.

Fifteen people lived at the remote camp and supplies were brought in from Battle Mountain. Trenton was originally a silver mining camp beginning in 1869. But silver mining was not very successful. The mine was active until 1940 but very little ore was actually produced. Then, in 1940, Manganese was discovered. The Black Rock Manganese Mine produced $300,000 before closing in 1947. Today, mine dumps and mill ruins remain in Trenton Canyon.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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