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Centrasville Nevada

Centrasville Nevada

Centrasville Nevada Overview

Centrasville was a mining camp located in Nye County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

Unknown at this time.

Centrasville Nevada History

Austrian native John Centras worked the area and named the mining camp Centrasville.

Not a lot has been found to date but we are working on history of the mines and the mining camp of Centrasville.

Timeline

  • February 1886 – A few days ago a gold mine situated about four miles from Granstville was sold to John Centras for $20,000. He contemplates working it right away. [Nevada State Journal – Thursday, February 4, 1886 – Page 3.] *** Based on the location we are ASSUMING this is the mining area. ***
  • January 1887 – John Centras has made a rich strike in one of his Centrasville mines. [Eureka Daily Sentinel – Friday, January 21, 1887 – Page 3]

Mines

Gold

  1. Belvidere
  2. Lucky Boy

Railroads

Unknown at this time.

Post Office

None.

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Newspaper

Unknown at this time.

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The Population of Centrasville Nevada

Unknown at this time.

Elevation

Unknown at this time.

Location

Situated between lone and Grantsville.

GPS Coordinates

Unknown at this time.

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Photos and Videos

Eureka Daily Sentinel • Eureka, Nevada • 05 Dec 1884, Fri • Page 3

New Mines in Nye County

John Capuro, of Virginia City is in receipt of a letter, dated Centrasville, Nye County, Nov. 20, from John Centras, who writes that he has opened two valuable mines called the Good Luck and Belvidere. The Good Luck has three shafts, sunk 90, 85 and 40 feet in depth. The ore body in each, he says, averages from five to seven feet in width. The Belvidere lies parallel with the Good Luck, and has a tunnel 50 feet in length, with an ore body in the breast four feet in width. There are also two shafts in the Belvidere, 20 and 25 feet in depth, with ore bodies averaging six feet in width. Three and a half tons of ore taken promiscuously from the ore bodies in the different shafts and tunnel were recently shipped to San Francisco for reduction, and the returns netted $189 per ton in gold and $4 in silver. These mines are situated in Nye county between lone and Grantsville, about five miles from each of the above camps. The new camp is named Centrasville after the discoverer, John Centras, formerly of Virginia.

Walker Lake Bulletin • Hawthorne, Nevada • 21 Sep 1887, Wed • Page 3

An Old Prospector.

 John Centras, of Centrasville, between lone and Grantsville showed us yesterday some specimens of gold rock which he’d taken from his two mines, the Good Luck and Belvidere. He has 500 tons, ready for shipment at the mines, of gold sulphuret ore, which he is negotiating here to have worked. He has sunk several shafts and run tunnels on his two ledges, and with depth they increase in richness. He showed us a specimen containing free gold; and had the specimens assayed at the office. – Reveille

References Used

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Centrasville Nevada