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Discovering Longstreet Nevada

Longstreet, Nevada, a ghost town embedded in Nevada’s rugged terrain, echoes the tales of a bygone mining era. Founded in the early 20th century, this once-promising settlement now serves as a haunting reminder of the fleeting nature of mining fortunes

Longstreet Nevada

Longstreet Nevada Overview

Originating from a silver and gold discovery in 1907 by Jack Longstreet, this town briefly flourished, encapsulating the dreams and struggles of the mining era in the American West.

Longstreet was a mining district in Nye County, Nevada.

Also known as Fresno, Georges Canyon, George Canyon, and Mine Canyon.

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Year Established/Founded

The Longstreet mining camp was formed in 1907, following the discovery of gold and silver ore.

Longstreet Nevada History

Longstreet’s history is intertwined with the fluctuating fortunes of mining in Nevada.

Timeline

  • 1903: Initial mineral locations made in Georges Canyon.
  • 1907: Discovery of gold and silver by Jack Longstreet.
  • 1928-1931: Revival and operation of the Longstreet mine.
  • Present: Remains a ghost town, with some recent exploration activities noted.

Mines

Gold, silver, lead, and zinc.

  • Fresno District: Included the Clipper Mine and Kellys Mine.
  • Longstreet Mine: Produced $10,000 in 1930 but its discovery date is unknown.
  • Total District Production: Less than $25,000.

Railroads

Unknown at this time.

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Post Office

Unknown at this time.

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Newspaper

Unknown at this time.

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The Population of Longstreet Nevada

Never exceeded 25 people, reflecting its small-scale operations.

Elevation

  • Longstreet Mining District – 8,452′
  • Longstreet (populated area) – 7,028′

Location

Situated near Amargosa Valley in Nye County, Nevada.

From NBMG mining report by J. V. Tingley:

The Longstreet mining district covers a large area in the southern Monitor Range in the vicinity of Big Ten Peak. The district extends from Mccann canyon on the north to Saulsbury Basin on the south and from Stone cabin Valley on the east to Ralston Valley on the west. The few mines and prospects of the district are widely scattered but the major deposits are near Windy canyon in Township 6 North, Range 47 East, and southwest of Georges canyon in Townships 5 and 6 North, Ranges 46 and 47 East. Other prospects flank Big Ten Peak in Townships 6 and 7 North, Ranges 45 and 46 East.

From Tingley: 

The Longstreet district covers a large area in the southern Monitor Range in the vicinity of Big Ten Peak. The district extends from Hunts Canyon on the north to Saulsbury Basin on the south and from Stone Cabin Valley on the east to Ralston Valley on the west, and includes Georges, Longstreet, and Mine Canyons. According to Kral (1951), Fresno may have been the original district name.

Longstreet Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38° 22′ 51.76″ N, 116° 42′ 36.24″ W

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Longstreet, Nevada, with its fleeting history of gold and silver mining, stands as a humble monument to the dreams and realities of the mining era. Today, it remains a ghost town, its sparse ruins and the story of its brief existence attracting those intrigued by the remnants of the past.

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Longstreet Nevada