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Bolivia Nevada

Bolivia Nevada

Bolivia Nevada Overview

Bolivia, later renamed Nickel, was a town in Churchill County, Nevada. I have also found references the own was named Nicke and Cottonwood.

Learn more about Ghost Town in Nevada and Ghost Towns in the Southwest.

Bolivia Nevada History

In the early 1860s, copper ore was discovered and I have found references that nickel and cobalt were discovered in 1880 by William Bell and John Mason. There are lots of newspaper references that G. W. Gilbert was the one who discovered the lodes.

The mines in Bolivia were open from 1880 until 1890 when litigation caused them to close and they opened again for a short time from 1904 to 1908, but there has not been activity since.

Year Established/Founded



Copper, nickel, and cobalt.

Post Office

  • March 21, 1890 – March 15, 1892
  • August 15, 1893 – July 18. 1895
  • October 4, 1905 – March 20, 1906

View the list and history of Nevada Post Offices.



GPS Coordinates

39° 59′ 32.69″ N, 117° 54′ 47.46″ W

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