Eastgate Nevada Overview
Eastgate Nevada was a mining district and station on the Central Overland Route in Churchill County, Nevada.
Other alternate unofficial names include East Gate, Eastgate Station, and Gibraltar Gate.
Eastgate Nevada History
The Eastgate district is a large, poorly defined district that includes most of that part of the south half of the Desatoya Mountains that lies in Churchill County, The date of the earliest discovery of mineral in the district is not known, but the deposits at the west base of the Desatoya Mountains east of the Pony Express station could have been discovered while the station was in use. Building stone was quarried from a deposit of tuff about 3 miles west of Eastgate in the 1860’s (Vanderburg, 1940, p. 23). Production from the district during the period from 1935 to 1957 amounted to $143,881 from 8,724 tons of ore that had a silver-to-gold ratio of about 11 to 1.
- 1859 – Captain James Simpson named Eastgate for the shape of the hills which form a pass.
- 1905 – The mining district established
- April 19, 1906 – The Eastgate mine, recently discovered by Senator Williams continues to improve as it is worked, and it now promises to make a wonderfully larger producer
- April 28, 1906 – Senator Williams of Churchill County, has refused an offer of $40,000 cash for his Golden Gate group of claims at Eastgate
- May 2, 1906 – The Churchill Standard says that State Senator Williams has refused an offer of $100,000 for the Eastgate mine at Fairview
- May 12, 1906 – Eastgate Will Be Second Manhattan – “Eastgate in Churchill county is one of the big coming mining camps of Nevada,” said Dr. Gardner of Fallon to a representative of the News yesterday. “There are now four promising new camps in the county, Eastgate, Fairview, Fairfield, and Sand Springs.”
- May 19, 1906 – “A recent strike was made in the Eastgate district, 20 miles east of Fairview, on the property of Percy Gardner and associate, which shows gold values at the surface, ranging from $10 to 20 ounces.”
Gold, lead, uranium, zeolite, and silver.
Mines Handbook states that the Nevada Lincoln property contains 3 gold-silver veins with ore occurring as bands and seams in a broken formation of quartz and talc.
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The Population of Eastgate Nevada
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This district includes an area at the southwestern end of the Desatoya Range lying generally south of Eastgate and west of Buffalo Summit on the Churchill-Lander county line.
The zeolite deposits near the junction of U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 722 are also included in the Eastgate district.
The Eastgate District is situated at Eastgate on the W. slope of the Desatoya Range in S. E. Churchill Co. Fallon on the S. P. R. R. lies 60 m. to the W.N. W.
The district adjoins the Westgate District on the E. and the Gold Basin District in Lander Co., on the S. W. History.
39° 15′ 0.73″ N, 117° 52′ 34.42″ W
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- Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada
- Lincoln, Francis Church, (1923), Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada,
- United States Geological Survey
- Wikipedia – Eastgate Nevada