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Blake’s Camp Nevada

Discover the story of Blake’s Camp, a fleeting chapter in Nevada’s gold rush history. Established in the early 1900s amidst a surge of gold fever, this camp’s tale is a testament to the boom-and-bust cycle that defined many mining towns of the era.

Blake’s Camp Nevada Overview

Blake’s Camp in Nevada emerged in 1905 following a gold discovery near Golden Arrow. Initially, it attracted a wave of prospectors, peaking at a modest population of twenty-five. However, the low yield of the gold ore led to a rapid decline, leaving the camp abandoned until a brief resurgence in 1922. Today, only scant wooden remnants mark its existence in the arid landscape of Nye County.

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Year Established/Founded

1905

Blake’s Camp Nevada History

Blake’s Camp was born out of gold fever in 1905, but its existence was fleeting. The camp’s allure was its gold, discovered in a nearby dry wash. Despite the initial rush, the low-grade ore quickly dampened spirits, and by 1922, only sporadic mining activity was seen. The camp ultimately faded into obscurity, leaving behind little evidence of its once hopeful beginnings.

Timeline

  • 1905: Discovery of gold near Golden Arrow leads to the establishment of Blake’s Camp.
  • 1922: New discoveries briefly revive interest in the area, but it fades by July with only one mine active.
  • Post-1922: The camp becomes deserted with no further significant activities.

Mines

The mines at Blake’s Camp were initially promising but yielded ore valued at only $15.00 per ton, leading to the camp’s rapid decline.

Railroads

Unknown at this time.

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Post Office

Unknown at this time.

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Newspaper

Unknown at this time.

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The Population of Blake’s Camp Nevada

Peaked at 25 during its brief period of activity.

Elevation

Unknown at this time

Location

Blake’s Camp was located in Nye County, Nevada, west of Golden Arrow.

GPS Coordinates

Unknown at this time.

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Blake’s Camp, a ghost of Nevada’s gold rush era, stands as a reminder of the transient nature of mining booms. Its story, though brief, offers a glimpse into the hopeful yet often short-lived journeys of such camps in the American West.

References Used

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