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Tungstonia Nevada

Tungstonia Nevada

Tungstonia Nevada Overview

Tungstonia was a mining area within the Eagle Mining District in White Pine County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

About 1910

Tungstonia Nevada History

Tungsten was discovered in 1910 and was abandoned until 1935 when there was a brief resurgence with new mines. Unfortunately, the price of tungsten dropped after World War I and the town was once again abandoned.


  • 1910 – Tungsten was discovered here by George Sims and C. Olsen
  • 1914 – A. full-scale mining began with the introduction of two companies from Utah: the Salt Lake Tungstonia Mines Company and the Utah-Nevada Mining and Milling company.
  • 1916 – The community that developed in support of the mining operations reached a population of about fifty with the usual kind of business commensurate with a mining camp of this size, including “a couple of saloons and stores, a boardinghouse, and several wood-frame buildings.”
  • January 4, 1917 – The community was also briefly granted a post office, under the name Tugstonia
  • August 3, 1917 – The post office closed
  • Early 1918 – After the Salt Lake Tungstonia Mines Company ceased operations the population dwindled precipitously immediately thereafter.
  • Summer 1918 – That company’s property was leased by the Griffin Mining Company but this venture proved fruitless and most of the remaining residents abandoned the site.
  • 1935-1942 – The area saw a brief resurgence when three new mines, the Dandy, the Whiskey Bottle, and the Tungstonia, renewed activity; only sporadic leasing activity has occurred in the district since 1942, with the total valuation of ores removed around $126,000.



  • Dandy
  • Whiskey Bottle
  • Tungstonia


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Post Office

January 4 to August 3, 1917


  • Mrs Polly B Kirby-Smith January 4, 1917 Tugstonia

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The Population of Tungstonia Nevada





On the Southern flank of the Kern Mountains of Eastern White Pine County, Nevada, along Tungstonia Wash.

Tungstonia Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39° 39′ 26.79″ N, 114° 9′ 52.01″ W

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Tungstonia Nevada