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Alder Nevada

Alder Nevada

Alder Nevada Overview

Alder was a mining district in Elko County, Nevada.

Also known as Tennessee Gulch Mining District and Tennessee Mountain Mining District.

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Year Established/Founded

Discovered in 1869 and organized in 1870.

Alder Nevada History

From the Mining Districts of Nevada:

The Alder, or Tennessee Gulch district, is about 10 miles south of Rowland. Most prospecting has been in T46N, R56E. The original district included both Tennessee Gulch and Lost Gulch placer areas.

Tungsten deposits on the upper slopes of Tennessee Mountain are considered to be in the Alder district, but prospects on the lower slopes of Tennessee Mountain are in the adjacent Island Mountain district.

Looking through old newspapers I did not find references for “Adler” but I did find several in the late 1890s mentioning the strikes at Tennessee Gulch. There are a lot of articles to comb through and we will update this article with more information once we find relevant information to share.


Unknown at this time.


Tungsten, silver, gold, lead, copper, molybdenum, and uranium.

Post Office


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The Population of Adler Nevada

Unknown at this time.



GPS Coordinates

41° 48′ 23.66″ N, 115° 38′ 38.28″ W

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References Used

  • Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada

Alder Nevada