Stopes

Stopes (HM1OWZ)

Location: Tonopah, NV 89049 Nye County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.212', W 117° 13.778'

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The stopes are where the ore bodies were mined out. These show where the veins actually came to the surface. Jim Butler's original discovery was on these veins near the back of the old fire house. The ore bodies averaged about 500' in depth and most of the stopes are that deep. The first 100' or so were mined from the surface down on leases led by Jim Butler between 1900 and 1901. The miners used windlass' and whims (horse drawn hoists) to get the ore to the surface. All drilling for blasting was done by hand using the "single jack" (one man) or "double jack" (two men) method. Light was furnished by candles. Timbers were put in by these early leasers to keep the walls from collapsing.
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HM NumberHM1OWZ
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Placed ByTonopah Historic Mining Park
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Date Added Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 479858 N 4213628
Decimal Degrees38.07020000, -117.22963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.212', W 117° 13.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 12.72" N, 117° 13' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Burro Ave, Tonopah NV 89049, US
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