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Osceola Nevada (1872-1940)

Osceola Nevada

Osceola 1872-1940 Overview

Osceola, the most famous of the White Pine County gold producers, was one of the longest-lived placer camps in Nevada.

The camp produced nearly $5 million, primarily in gold, with some silver, lead, and tungsten.

It was a good business town because of its location near the cattle and grain ranches and gardens in the Spring and Snake Valleys

Category

  • Mining
  • Ranching/Farming

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Osceola Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #98.

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County

White Pine County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.071317 -114.449518

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Osceola, most famous of the White Pine County gold producers, was one of the longest-lived placer camps in Nevada.

The gold-bearing quartz belt found in 1872 was 12 miles long by 7 miles wide.  Placer gold was found in 1877 in a deep ravine indenting the area.  Miners first used the simple process of the common 49” rocker.  Hydraulic monitors later were used to mine the gold from the 10’ to 200’ thick gravel beds.  One gold nugget found was valued at $6,000.

Osceola was a good business town because of its location near the cattle and grain ranches and gardens in the Spring and Snake Valleys.

Famous district mines were the Cumberland, Osceola, Crescent and Eagle, Verde, Stem-Winder, Guilded Age, Grandfather Snide, Red Monster, and the Saturday Night.

The camp produced nearly $5 million, primarily in gold, with some silver, lead, and tungsten.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER NO.  98

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

WHITE PINE PUBLIC MUSEUM, INC.

References Used

Osceola Nevada

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Thursday 7th of March 2024

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