Ghost towns in Nevada

Ghost towns in Nevada

Rhyolite

Rhyolite is abandoned town in Nye County, Nevada. It is located east of the Death Valley, close to Beatty. In 1904, gold was discovered in this area. The new city was named after ryolit – mineral  which contained a lot of gold. The ore processing plant were built quickly. In 1911, mines and factories were closed, five years later last local authorities left Rhyolite.

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Nelson

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Berlin

State Park Berlin-Ichthyosaur – Nevada State Park located in the northwest of Nye County, 37 km east of Gabbs. It was created to protect the abandoned city of Berlin, where fossils of ichthyosaur in the species Shonisaurus popularis were found. The area of the Park is 623 hectares.

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Metropolis

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Hamilton

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Cobre

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Bullfrog

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Dun Glen

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Aurora

Aurora was founded in 1860 for miners extracting gold. The highest number of inhabitants was around 10,000. Until 1869 extracted ore were worth 27 million dollars. City was managed both by California and Nevada

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Broken Hills

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Gold Point

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Unionville

Small extinct town in Pershing County in northwest Nevada.  Until 1873 it was the capital of Humboldt County (then Pershihg was part of it). There is a school and several buildings left around the city.

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Rio Tinto

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Belmont

In 1870 it was considered as the largest gold mining center – which like most of the extinct cities in Nevada deserted quickly after uprising. According to some documents city had up to 15,000 inhabitants.

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Midas

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Pioneer

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Blair

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St. Thomas

It was founded by the Mormons, led by Thomas Smith in 1865. Residents were living from agriculture and small business. Construction of the Hoover Dam in 1938 resulted in raising the Colorado River waters and flooding the waters of Lake Mead, forcing the town to leave. The cemetery located here was moved to the nearby town of Overton in Nevada.

Rochester

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Full list of extinct towns in Nevada

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