El Dorado Canyon

El Dorado Canyon (HMJJI)

Location: Searchlight, NV 89046 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 42.581', W 114° 48.203'

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Toward the Colorado River from this point runs El Dorado Canyon where occurred one of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history. Gold and Silver mines were developed here about 1859 and soon rich mines were developed. In the 1860's the canyon was bursting with a rowdy population of nearly 500 men. Many of these said to be deserters from the Civil War.

The river was navigable at the time making it possible to bring in food and supplies by boat.

Notorious for its feuds and shootings, the canyon was equally well known for its three largest mines, the Techatticup, Wall Street and Savage which yielded five million dollars during 40 years of operations.
Marker Number6
Placed ByNevada Centennial Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 698714 N 3953972
Decimal Degrees35.70968333, -114.80338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 42.581', W 114° 48.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 42' 34.86" N, 114° 48' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16880 NV-165, Searchlight NV 89046, US
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