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Ames Camp Nevada

Ames Camp Nevada

Ames Camp Nevada Overview

Ames Camp was a mining camp in Nye County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

The early 1940s

Ames Camp Nevada History

Below is conjecture based on a few loose facts – I love a good hunt so this mining camp is on my list to find. Unfortunately, searching for “Ames” pulls a lot of garbage information to comb through, but we are working on it!

There were two Roy Ames living in Nevada during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Iowa native Roy Clark (Claire) Ames was living in the area in 1950 as the sole resident of the Ames Mine. He was listed as separated from his wife and no children were living with him. The company was listed as “A L Mine Gold Allied Mine Flusapar” on the census. (His ex-wife, Leta Earlene Sutton, is listed as living in San Jose, California in 1940 with their daughter, Leta Earlene Ames, who lists herself as divorced, not separated. In the 1950 census, his ex-wife lists herself as a widow living in Sacramento, California with their 18-year-old daughter.)

We can theorize that since Mr. Ames was living at the mine and was the sole resident, the mining camp was named for him.


  • 1910 – Roy Ames was living in New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa
  • 1914 – Roy Ames was living in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
  • 1916 – Roy Ames was living in Maricopa, Arizona
  • 1920 – Roy Ames was living in Creighton, Maricopa, Arizona
  • 1930 – Roy Ames was living in Berkeley, Alameda, California
  • 1950 – Roy Ames was living in Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada
  • May 1850 – From Victor E. Kral, Stopped at Gransville, talked with Murrary, Ames, and Cirac about their respective fruorspar (sic) properties.”
  • August 1952 – Roy Ames was listed that he was up for election for the board workers for the Nye County precinct [Nevada State Journal]
  • June 19, 1967 – Roy Ames passed away in Austin, Lander County, Nevada, and was buried at the New Tonopah Cemetery in Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada




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The Population of Ames Camp Nevada

On the 1950 United States Federal Census, Roy Clair Ames is the only one listed living at the Ames Mining Camp with A L Mine Gold Allied Mine Flusapar.


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On the 1950 census, it lists “Out of Ione – to the left of the road going to Tonopah.”

Ames Camp Nevada

The dot above represents the location of the Ames Camp which was part of the Union Mining District.

And another map to show the location:

GPS Coordinates

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References Used

  • Nevada State Highway Department Planning Survey Division

Ames Camp Nevada