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Black Horse Nevada

Black Horse Nevada

Black Horse Nevada Overview

Black Horse, also spelled Blackhorse, was a mining district in White Pine County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

Discovered in 1870 and established in March 1906 [although I have several references that say it was 1905 but I can’t find proof]

Black Horse Nevada History

From The Geographical Dictionary:

A mining district organized in the first decade of the twentieth century on the east flank of the Snake Range, forty-none miles east-southeast of Ely. A post office of the same name served the mining camp from September 17, 1906, until March 24, 1914, when Osceola became the mail address of its patrons.


  • February 1906 – Thomas D. “Tommy” Watkins discovered the ledge during a storm that he had used for shelter.
  • March 16, 1906 – There is a new mining district being formed by the name of Black Horse district, ten miles northeast of Osceola, where there has been some rich ore discovered, and assays of surface rock show $94.40. [The White Pine News – Friday, March 16, 1906 – Page 3]
  • 1913 – The ore ran out and Black Horse was abandoned


Gold, silver, lead, tungsten, copper, and zinc.

  • Black Horse Mine
  • Mabel Mine
  • San Pedro Mine


Unknown at this time.

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Post Office

September 17, 1906 – March 24, 1914


  • James F Mihigan September 17, 1906 Black Horse

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The Population of Black Horse Nevada

Summer of 1906 the district was home to about 400 residents.




From Tingley:

The Black Horse district is located in the northern Snake Range, east of Sacramento Pass.The district extends from U.S. Highway 50 in Sacramento Pass northeast to the drainage of Silver Creek on the southwestern slope of Mount Moriah. The Silver Canyon district, mentioned in the Territorial Enterprise (1870), and described as being located on the east slope of the Snake Range 10 miles due east of the Warren district, was probably in this area.

Black Horse Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39° 8′ 45.80″ N, 114° 16′ 55.99″ W

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Photos and Videos

Black Horse Nevada

The White Pine News · Treasure City, Nevada · Friday, March 23, 1906

Black Horse Nevada

References Used

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Black Horse Nevada