The Groom Mining District

The Groom Mining District (HM15GL)

Location: Alamo, NV 89001 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.808', W 115° 44.749'

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In 1864 signs of silver and gold were found approximately 8 miles south of this location. About 1870 the Groom Mining District was organized. The Groom Mine operated until the mid 1870's thanks to English capital investment of about $80,000, but high grade ore was never found. The nearest supply center of Indian Springs was sixty miles distant, adding significantly to the cost of mining ore. Reopened between 1915 and 1919, the Groom Mine did ship ore but remained unprofitable. No real town ever developed, and there never was a post office at the site. Today its name lives on in the mountain range and dry lake that bears the mine's name, which are located within Nellis Air Force Range.
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HM NumberHM15GL
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByQueho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 610642 N 4167367
Decimal Degrees37.64680000, -115.74581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.808', W 115° 44.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 48.48" N, 115° 44' 44.94" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 Frontage Road, Alamo NV 89001, US
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