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Atlanta Nevada

Atlanta Nevada

Atlanta Nevada Overview

Located north of Pioche in Lincoln County, Nevada you will find the old Atlanta mine (about 50 miles north of Pioche) and the ghost town that was once amid juniper and sagebrush-covered hills on the Wilson Creek Range. Other names are Silver Park, Silver Peak, Silver Springs, and Indian Valley.

There are remnants of the town that consist of a few buildings and the stamp mill but due to public safety they are not “open.”

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Year Established/Founded

1907 or 1909 [conflicting information found]

Managed By

Private property.

Atlanta Nevada History

From the Mining Districts of Nevada:

Atlanta is located at the northern tip of the Wilson Creek Range. White (1871) referred to the district as Silver Peak, and placed it in a low range of mountains about 35 miles southeast of the Patterson district.

By 1873, the name Silver Park was in use, but Angel (1881 ) incorrectly placed the Silver Park district in southeastern White Pine County. The Silver Springs district of Angel, described as being located in “the northeastern corner of the county, in the Snake Range Mountains” was probably in this area.

The Indian Valley district, mentioned in the Territorial Enterprise (1869) as located about 20 miles east of Patterson district, may also have been in this area.

In 1907, Atlanta camp formed at site of gold discoveries about 2 miles east of Silver Park, and the Atlanta name thereafter applied to entire district.


  • 1869 – A district was organized and the Silver Park camp was established once silver ore was discovered “but picks and shovels were soon cast aside here because of the glamor of White Pine.” (in reference to Hamilton in White Pine County, north of Lincoln County.)
  • 1871 – Work began again1872 – Two mills began the operation of processing the ore.
  • 1878 – One of the mills was shut down and the other mill was relocated to Utah.
  • 1909 – After three decades of dormancy, there was a small “boom” that attracted about 100 people but by the following year Atlanta had “fallen.”
  • 1910 – Atlanta was considered a “low-grade camp” 
  • 1911 – The Atlanta Consolidated Mining Company began the development of claims and operated the area for the remainder of the decade.
  • 1965 – A new mill was built in preparation for large mining operations
  • 1966 – A lawsuit forced the initiative to be shut down.


Gold was the primary with silver, iron, manganese, copper, lead, tungsten, and uranium.



GPS Coordinates

38.46583, -114.32167

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