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Bird’s Nest Nevada

Bird’s Nest Nevada

Bird’s Nest Nevada Overview

Bird’s Nest was a mining district in Nye County, Nevada.

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Bird’s Nest Nevada History

The opinion has long prevailed that the Gold Crater district is limited to an area of two miles wide and four miles long, but this theory has been upset by the splendid showings made on properties lying 1 1/2 miles to the southwest of the rim of the Crater. Outcrops in various sections of the country, beginning with the Bird’s Nest district to the southwest and extending a distance of 10 miles to the east and beyond the Trappinan property, recently acquired by Albert S. Watson and associates, would indicate the existence of a mineral belt almost equal in extent to that of the Goldfield district, with formations identical with that of the latter.

The Goldfield News and Weekly Tribune – Goldfield, Nevada – 28 Apr 1905, Fri • Page 3


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Gold and silver.


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The Goldfield News and Weekly Tribune – Goldfield, Nevada – 21 Apr 1905, Fri • Page 1

Bird’s Nest District

A district hitherto but little heard of, has suddenly jumped into prominence. This new camp is known as the Bird’s Nest district, located about four miles east of the Stonewall range. Less than a mile from the Gold Center road, a small area of eruptive zone has broken through the rhyolite capping. Located by Wright and Ward a year ago, little attention was paid to it owing to the prevailing excitement at Gold Center. More careful prospecting, however, disclosed the ledge to be of considerable width and containing values in free gold or 3.000 feet or more.

Mr. Inman, a well-known mining man and careful prospector, submitted lie group of claims to Messrs. Pullen and Beardsley representing a wealthy Milvaukee syndicate, and a month ago Mr. Pullen, in company with the firm’s absolute engineer, Mr. H. R. Bacon, visited the property. After a very careful sampling the entire dike, for a width of 0 feet and fully 600 feet in length, showed free gold in every pan and the croppings themselves were sprinkled with the precious metal visible to the naked eye. Assays show values from $10 to $30. Inman was not mistaken when he said he had “a good thing.” Nothing was said about it until recently and news now comes today from the miners engaged in opening up the claims that panning richer than ever are now being found.

The entire area of the mineral belt is covered by about 15 locations and is almost entirely controlled by Pullen and Beardsley and Mr. Inman. In appearance it would seem that it was an exension of the Goldfield belt. The quartz ledge is fully 20 feet in width, lies beween well defined walls of porphyry and can be traced 5,000 feet or more. It s one of the best defined fissures to be found thereabouts and everything points o another big producer. The lucky owners are to be congratulated.

References Used

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

Bird’s Nest Nevada