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Tungsten Mines Nevada

Tungsten Mines Nevada

Tungsten Mines Nevada Overview

Tungsten Mines was a mining district in White Pine County, Nevada.

Also known as Tungsten and Hub.

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Year Established/Founded

Discovered in 1899 and organized in 1900.

Tungsten Mines Nevada History

From an undated mining report from NBMG:

Huebnerite-bearing quartz veins were found in 1899 near the west base of the Snake Range, between Spring and Shingle Creek, in T. 13 N., 69 E., Shoshone quadrangle.

In 1900, the Tungsten Mining district was organized and about 10 tons of concentrate containing 65 to 70 percent of WO3 were produced from surface exposure.


  • 1899 – The area was discovered
  • 1900 – The area was organized to form the district of Tungsten
  • 1910 – The U. S. Tungsten Corporation built a 50-ton mill and operated it for a short time in 1911.
  • 1915 – The 50-ton mill was reconditioned and concentrates containing about 6,000 units of WO3 were produced and sold at top prices for about a half million dollars
  • October 14, 1916 – The post office opened
  • June 30, 1917 – The post office closed




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Post Office

October 14, 1916, to June 30, 1917 (operations moved to Ely)


  • Ezra G Ramsay Jr October 14, 1916 Tungsten Mines

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The Population of Tungsten Mines Nevada

Unknown at this time




From Tingley:

Located at Tungsten, formerly Hub, on the west flank of Wheeler Peak in the Snake Range.

Hose and others (1976) incorrectly included the Tungsten area in the Lincoln district, which was organized in 1869 south of Wheeler Peak.

The Lincoln district borders the Tungsten district on the south but, according to the original description, never included it.

Tungsten Mines Nevada

GPS Coordinates

Unknown at this time.

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Tungsten Mines Nevada