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Arrowhead Nevada

Arrowhead, a ghost town in Nye County, Nevada, stands as a silent yet poignant reminder of the silver and lead mining boom that swept through the American West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its story, from meteoric rise to gradual abandonment, encapsulates the transient nature of mining communities.

Arrowhead Nevada

Arrowhead Nevada Overview

Established amidst the fervor of Nevada’s mining boom, Arrowhead was once a bustling hub, alive with the dreams and labors of hundreds of miners. Founded at the turn of the 20th century, the town’s prosperity was tethered to the silver and lead veins of the region. However, as these resources dwindled, so too did the town’s fortune, leading to its eventual desertion and transformation into a ghost town.

Arrowhead was a small but active silver mining distr in Nye County, Nevada with production ceasing about 1923.

Also known as the Needles District.

The area consisted of a few stores, several dwellings, a garage, and a post office. A few remnants of the town’s existence remain.

Learn more about Ghost Town in Nevada and Ghost Towns in the Southwest.

Learn more about Nye County:
The History of Nye County
Things to Do in Nye County, Nevada
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Year Established/Founded

The property was optioned in the spring of 1919 and was established in August 1919 and was active until 1923.

While the town had stores, a garage, a post office, and some dwellings, the town never grew large.

Arrowhead Nevada History

Arrowhead’s history began with the discovery of silver deposits in the Reveille range in 1919. The town experienced a flurry of mining activity with numerous companies trying their luck, albeit with limited success. By the mid-1920s, the town’s decline was evident, hastened by the depletion of ore and the closure of the post office.

Timeline

  • August 1919: Discovery of silver leads to the establishment of Arrowhead.
  • 1920s: Numerous mining companies operate in the area with varying degrees of success.
  • September 4, 1924: The post office closes, signaling the beginning of the end for Arrowhead.
  • 1928: Mining operations cease, leading to the town’s abandonment.

Mines

Silver, lead, gold, arsenic, and antimony.

Arrowhead and Arrowhead Extention Mines.

Post Office

December 24, 1919 – September 4, 1924

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Elevation

6,280′

Location

References state:

  • Arrowhead is located in a narrow, sandy gulch in the Reveille Range.
  • Situated at Arrowhead, 4 miles south of Twin Springs at the north end of the Reveille Range.
  • The Arrowhead district is located on the north end of the Reveille Range, immediately north of the Reveille mining district in Township 3 North, Ranges 51-1/2 and 52 East, Nye County.
Arrowhead Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38° 4′ 37.77″ N, 116° 11′ 27.18″ W

Today, Arrowhead exists only in the remnants of its past: a solitary blacksmith shop, concrete foundations, and scattered rubble. For those intrigued by the legacy of the mining era, a visit to Arrowhead offers a stark, yet fascinating window into a once-thriving community now reclaimed by the desert.

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