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Discovering Belmont Mill: Exploring the History and Mystery of White Pine County

Embark on a fascinating journey through history as you explore the enigmatic ghost town of Belmont Mill. Nestled in the heart of White Pine County, Nevada, this once-thriving mining town now lies abandoned, offering visitors an eerie yet captivating glimpse into the past. This comprehensive guide will take you through the town’s rich history, its mines, railroads, and other essential establishments that defined its existence. Get ready to unveil the secrets of Belmont Mill and experience an adventure like no other.

Belmont Mill Nevada

Belmont Mill Nevada Overview

Belmont Mill is an abandoned mining town in White Pine County, Nevada.

This ghost town was once a bustling hub for silver, gold, and other precious minerals. Despite its brief period of prosperity, the town was eventually abandoned, leaving behind a hauntingly beautiful reminder of its past.

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Year Established/Founded

Belmont Mill was established around 1865, during the peak of Nevada’s silver mining boom.

Belmont Mill Nevada History

Belmont Mill was founded as a milling center for the nearby mines, which produced silver, gold, and other precious minerals. The town experienced rapid growth and attracted miners, merchants, and families seeking fortune. However, the decline in mining activities and the exhaustion of resources led to the town’s eventual abandonment.


  • 1865: Belmont Mill is established
  • Late 1800s: The town experiences its peak prosperity
  • Early 1900s: Mining activities decline, leading to a decrease in population
  • Mid-1900s: The town is ultimately abandoned


Some of the notable mines in the Belmont Mill area include:

  • Belmont Mine: Silver and gold
  • Monitor Mine: Silver and gold
  • Combination Mine: Silver and gold


There were no railroads directly serving Belmont Mill. The nearest railroad was the Nevada Northern Railway, which connected Ely and McGill, located approximately 50 miles from Belmont Mill.

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Post Office

The Belmont Mill Post Office was established on October 17, 1867, and discontinued on June 15, 1923.

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The Belmont Courier was a local newspaper that served the Belmont Mill area during its peak.

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The Population of Belmont Mill Nevada

At its height, Belmont Mill had a population of around 4,000 residents.


Belmont Mill is situated at an elevation of approximately 7,400 feet above sea level.


Belmont Mill is located in White Pine County, Nevada, about 50 miles northwest of Ely and 12 miles northeast of the more famous Belmont ghost town.

GPS Coordinates

The GPS coordinates for Belmont Mill are approximately 39.3298° N, 116.8519° W.

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References Used

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