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(1850-1900)

Eureka Mining District

The Eureka Mining District is in north-central Nevada.  The area was prospected in the 1860s, and mining for lead, iron, silica, and antimony drew people to the area.  The town of Eureka provided smelting facilities.
 

Photo Credits:
1: Nevada State Museum
2: Nevada Commission on Tourism