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Clarkdale Nevada

Clarkdale Nevada

Clarkdale Nevada Overview

Clarkdale was a mining district in Nye County, Nevada.

It was also referred to as Tolicha and Yellowgold.

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Year Established/Founded

August 1832

Clarkdale Nevada History

Tom Clark made the discovery in March 1932 and by August the area was being flooded by cars lining the road and tents were erected. Houses were moved from Goldfield and Tonopah with carpenters putting up rough boarding houses.


  • March 1932 – Discovery made by Tom Clark
  • August 1932 – Clarkdale mining district established
  • 1933 – A $1,000 shipment made
  • 1936 and 1938 – The mine produced 238 tons of ore yielding 45 ounces of gold and 32 ounces of silver


Gold and silver.

  1. Clarkdale Camp (gold and silver) – Gold was discovered about 1933 and the property was worked into the late 1930s. There was intermittent exploratory work done in the area after World War II.
  2. Landmark-Life Preserver Group (gold and silver) – Gold was discovered on the Life Preserver claims in 1917, and it was explored in 1920. The Landmark claims were actively worked in the 1930s.
  3. Quartz Mountain (gold) – Gold was discovered in 1905; more recent work was done in the 1930s.
  4. Yellow Gold [Carr’s Mine] (gold) – Discovery was made during the 1930s and there was intermittent activity after World War II.


Unknown at this time.

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The Population of Clarkdale Nevada

Unknown at this time.




From an NBMD document: Twenty-two miles north of Beatty then six miles NE of highway 395 via Tolica Wash. Access restricted by the Air Force.

GPS Coordinates

37° 16′ 9.76″ N, 116° 54′ 55.25″ W

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Photos and Videos

There are a lot of articles on Clarkdale and we will be digging in depth to find which have value and update once we have completed the big task.

Reno Gazette-Journal • Reno, Nevada • 18 Aug 1932, Thu • Page 8


Reno Gazette-Journal · Reno, Nevada · Friday, August 19, 1932


Reno Gazette-Journal · Reno, Nevada · Saturday, August 20, 1932


Nevada State Journal Reno, Nevada · Saturday, August 20, 1932


Nevada State Journal Reno, Nevada · Monday, August 22, 1932


Nevada State Journal Reno, Nevada · Monday, August 22, 1932



Nevada State Journal Reno, Nevada · Thursday, August 25, 1932

References Used

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Clarkdale Nevada