Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957

Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (HMQDW)

Location: Goodsprings, NV 89019 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 49.935', W 115° 26.058'

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Ore deposits readily recognized in the faulted and folded limestone deposits of this district remained unworked until 1856, when the Mormons developed a single lead mine at Potosi—probably the oldest lode mine in Nevada.

Named for cattleman Joseph Good, the open springs area was developed into the mining-ranching community of Goodsprings by A.G. Campbell.

With completion of the Los Angeles-Salt Lake Railroad in 1905 and the narrow-gauge Yellow Pine Railroad from Jean to Goodsprings in 1911, transportation costs of the oxidized zinc minerals were reduced. The peak year of operations was reached in 1916, and Goodsprings then had 800 residents.

This district, with the greatest variety of valuable minerals in Nevada, produced a total of $25 million primarily in lead and zinc, with lesser amounts of gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and uranium.
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HM NumberHMQDW
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Marker Number102
Year Placed1970
Placed ByNevada State Park System and Southern Nevada Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 641416 N 3966474
Decimal Degrees35.83225000, -115.43430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 49.935', W 115° 26.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 49' 56.10" N, 115° 26' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 365 NV-161, Goodsprings NV 89019, US
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