Cambridge Nevada Overview
Cambridge was a mining district in Lyon County, Nevada.
The district was originally known as the Washington Mining District.
Cambridge Nevada History
Gold was discovered in the Cambridge Hills and 1861 and slowed in the early 1880s. There were several “revivals” but nothing of significance.
- 1861 – Gold was discovered in the Cambridge Hills
- 1867 – William Wilson discovered veins of gold in the nearby town of Pine Grove and the Wilson District was organized
- 1879 – Interest in the camp grew and the camp of Cambridge was formed
- September 12, 1879 – The Cambridge post office opened
- May 4, 1881 – The Cambridge post office closed.
Gold, silver, and uranium.
September 12, 1879 – May 4, 1881
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38° 41′ 17.70″ N, 119° 0′ 50.53″ W
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- Paher, Stanley. Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books, 1970, p. 85
- United States Geological Survey – Cambridge Nevada