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Crescent Nevada

Cresent Nevada

Cresent Nevada Overview

Crescent was a mining camp and mining district in Clark County, Nevada.

Also known as Crescent Peak, New York, and Timber Mountain.

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Year Established/Founded


Cresent Nevada History

Unknown at this time.


Unknown at this time.


Silver, gold, lead, copper, turquoise, molybdenum, vanadium, beryllium, thorium and rare earth, uranium, perlite



Post Office

1905 – 1918

Postmaster appointments

I can only find one reference in the records for postmasters.

  • Charles M. White was appointed postmaster on 18 Apr 1912

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The Population of Cresent Nevada

Approximately 32 residents in the early 1940s.




Near the California-Nevada boundary line.

The district includes the northern New York Mountains and the southern end of the McCullough Range and is located about 12 miles west of Searchlight. Wheeler (1872) included the Crescent Peak area in the large New York district, centered on the New York Mountains in California but extending east to touch the historic Colorado district, located south of present-day Searchlight. Averett (1962) described a Timber Mountain district discovered in 1910 on “Timber Mountain 17 miles west of Searchlight” that is possibly somewhere in the Crescent Peak area.

GPS Coordinates

35° 29′ 22.95″ N, 115° 10′ 43.95″ W

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