Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #96

Located at the junction of State Route 376 and State Route 378.

Round Mountain

One of many early 1900 gold camps, Round Mountain is unique because:

It has been a producer for more than 60 years. All the gold occurred in free, visible, metallic form. Many small, high-grade veins were easily mined with hand tools. Larger, lower-grade veins provided ore for milling plants. Placer gold occurred in economically recoverable amounts in the peripheral gravels at the base of the mountain which were first dry washed. Water was piped across the valley floor from two mountain creeks to recover the gold from the gravels by hydraulic mining for ten years. Still later, heavy equipment was used to mine the deeper gravels. Early promoter and operator, Louis D. Gordon, consolidated the many claims into Nevada Porphyry Gold Mines, Inc., in 1929.

Notes on this marker:

Out in the middle of nowhere.

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