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Hannapah Nevada

Hannapah Nevada

Hannapah Nevada Overview

Hannapah was a mining district located in Nye County, Nevada.

What I find very interesting is information from an article in 1902 states that the word Hannapah is a Japanese word meaning “hang on tight” but I found that the term Hana Pa’a is a Hawaiian word that literally means to make secure or fasten

Also known as Hennepah, Silverzone, Volcano, Bannock, and Silver Ace.

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Year Established/Founded


Hannapah Nevada History

For a short-lived mine (several times), there are A LOT of newspaper articles on this one — over 500 articles to go through and see what is relevant to share!


  • 1902 – 1907 – Mine active
  • February 1903 – The ores of the Newhouse mines at Hannapah have been found by careful tests to carry platinum in considerable quantities. [The Silver State – February 3, 1903 – Tuesday, Page 4]
  • 1906 – A townsite was platted and lots were placed on sale.
  • 1908 – 1909 – Mine active
  • 1913 – 1917 – Mine active
  • 1915 – 1921 – Mine active
  • 1915 – Production was recorded from the Bannock property, in the Volcano area in the south part of the district.
  • 1920s – Silverzone name was used
  • 1927 – 1929 – Mine active
  • 1934 – 1964 – Mine active


Gold and silver.


Unknown at this time.

Post Office


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Unknown at this time.

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The Population of Hannapah Nevada

Unknown at this time.




From old mining resources:

  1. Hannapah is located in the low hills along the west flank of the southern Monitor Range, about 20 miles east of Tonopah. Most of the district is located north of McKinney Tanks in T3N, R45E, but the district also includes the area northeast of Thunder Mountain in T4N, R44E. Spurr (1903) used the name Hennepah for the district. 
  2. At the south end of the Monitor Range, about 25 km east of Tonopah, a cluster of mines produced a moderate amount of silver and gold from veins in Tertiary welded tuffs.

Hannapah Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38° 7′ 37.77″ N, 116° 55′ 1.25″ W

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