Pioche

Pioche (HMV89)

Location: Pioche, NV 89043 Lincoln County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 55.602', W 114° 26.955'

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Silver ore was discovered in this range of mountains in 1864, but no important development took place until 1869 when mines were opened and the town of Pioche appeared. Pioche soon became the scene of a wild rush of prospectors and fortune seekers and gained a reputation in the 1870's for tough gunmen and bitter lawsuits. Over five million dollars in ore was taken out by 1872, and by 1900 Pioche was nearly a ghost town.

Designated as the seat of Lincoln County in 1871, Pioche survived hard times as a supply and government center of a vast area. In later years, notably during World War II, profitable lead-zinc deposits were developed.
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HM NumberHMV89
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Marker Number6
Year Placed1964
Placed ByNevada Centennial
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 724190 N 4200750
Decimal Degrees37.92670000, -114.44925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.602', W 114° 26.955'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 36.12" N, 114° 26' 57.30" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 853 Main St, Pioche NV 89043, US
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