Tonopah Historic Mining Park
April 2001 by Mark MallicoatFor just a few bucks admission you’re on your way. Shawn will give you a map of the 130-acre park, and you are free to explore on your own. There are just a few areas that are fenced-off for safety concerns, but most of it is wide open. It is a refreshing change to view a mining museum/park such as this.
For twenty years, between 1980 and 2000, the price of gold was rarely mentioned. There was little interest, and the price was either falling or remaining steady. Since 2001, however, interest in gold has soared along with its price.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
There were some exceptional times in the far-flung history of the West. Rich finds of minerals that set men’s souls ablaze. From the rich gold fields of California, men who arrived too late to find riches went searching in every direction. The trail that we will follow leads east, past the shining silver district of the Comstock Lode.
The gold from 80 years ago still holds all of its value—it’s the Dollar that has been damaged.
The Nevada Historical Society's "This Was Nevada" Series
Now, the Old Hundred-Mine boarding house has a new lease on life thanks to a town where some cling to the relics of a vanquished mining industry...
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Gold & Fish in Washington • Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations • The Great Gold Rush of Nome, Alaska • Picks & Pans: Red Mountain Planted Nugget Hunt • Silver at Calico, California • The South Pass Gold Placers, Western Wyoming • Discovery of the Silver Bullets • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Mine Forced to Pay for Grizzly Habitat and More