Ward Mining District

Ward Mining District (HMI4W)

Location: Meriden, NV 06450 White Pine County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.334', W 114° 45.171'

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Silver Ore

The ghost town of Ward, in the foothills of the Egan Range, lies some eight miles west of here. Booming from 1876 until 1882, with a peak population of 1,500, Ward was somewhat of a lawless mining camp. Early killings did occur, but justice was meted out by the vigilante committee and the hanging rope.

A million dollars worth of silver was taken from a single chamber of the Ward Mine, yet the abandoned house was used for the first school and no movement was ever started to build a church.

The town was abandoned by the late 1880's, but new discoveries and better mining methods prompted a resurgence of activity in 1906 and again in the 1960's.
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HM NumberHMI4W
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Marker Number54
Placed ByNevada State Park System and White Pine Museum Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:30am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 694351 N 4329045
Decimal Degrees39.08890000, -114.75285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.334', W 114° 45.171'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 20.04" N, 114° 45' 10.26" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 430-448 GAR Highway, Meriden NV 06450, US
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