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Azurite Nevada

Azurite Nevada

Azurite Nevada Overview

Not a lot can be found on the Azurite mining district that was located in Churchill County, Nevada. (Newspaper articles state Lyon County, Nevada so we need to check to see when county lines were formed/reformed to see which is accurate.)

We are digging through old newspapers and books to see what we can find and will update this article if we find something worth sharing.

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Year Established/Founded

Early 1900s

Azurite Nevada History

The Silver State · Winnemucca, Nevada · Wednesday, November 14, 1900

C. P. Anderson of Boston has organized a new company and will develop in Azurite canyon. This makes four companies operating in the Cottonwood district.


Lyon County Monitor · Yerington, Nevada · Friday, January 18, 1901

AREA 19.709.

The notice of location of the Ludwig Copper, Cobalt and Nickel Mining claim is recorded in Book “E” of Miscellaneous Records, at page 616, Records of Lyon County State of Nevada.”

The said mining claim is bounded on the south end by the -‘Ducktown” Mining claim, on the East by the ‘”Enterprise” Mining claim on the North by the “Azurite”‘ Mining claim and on the West by unsurveyed and unoccupied public land. ”

Any and all persons claiming adversely any portion of said Ludwig Copper. Cobalt and Nickel Mining claim or surface ground are required to file their adverse Claims with, the. Register of the United States Land Office, at Carbon City, Ornosby County, State of Nevada, during the sixty days period of publication thereof, or they will be barred by virtue of the provisions of the Statute; O. H. Gallup, Register


  • November 1900 – C. P. Anderson of Boston organized a new company to develop in Azurite Canyon
  • April 9, 1901 – The Azurite post office opens
  • April 22, 1901 – L. F. White appointed postmaster
  • August 27, 1901 – E. F. Van Wagner appointed postmaster
  • December 14, 1901 – The Azurite post office closes


Unknown at this time

Post Office

April 9, 1901 – December 14, 1901

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The Silver State · Winnemucca, Nevada · Monday, April 22, 1901

A new postoffice has been established at Azurite, Churchill county, with L. F. White as postmaster. Azurite is in j the Cottonwood mining district.

The Daily Appeal • Carson City, Nevada • 27 Aug 1901, Tue • Page 3

E. F. .Van Wagner has been appointed postmaster at Azurite, Churchill county, Nevada, vice, L. F. White, resigned.


Unknown at this time.

The Population of Azurite Nevada

Unknown at this time.



GPS Coordinates


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