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Wahmonie Nevada

Wahmonie Nevada

Wahmonie Nevada Overview

Wahmonie was a mining district in Nye County, Nevada.

Also called Camp Wahmonie and Horn Silver Mine.

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Year Established/Founded

Discoveries in 1905

Established in 1928

Wahmonie Nevada History

The Hornsilver Mine was worked prior to 1905, but the Wahmonie name dates from 1928 when new discoveries were made. Activity in the district ceased by 1936.

Gold was not found in sufficient quantity to sustain the place, and the site was quickly abandoned with Wahmonie being the last large mining rush in Nevada.


  • 1905 – Discoveries made in the Hornsilver Mining District
  • February 9, 1928 – Nevada’s New Eldorado Christened Wahmonie – Prospectors Active TONOPAH Nev Feb 8 – (AP) Thirty-five prospectors are reported to have staked out claims over the week end in a newly discovered area 110 miles south of here. The new field has been christened Wahmonie. It was discovered several months ago by Mark Lefler of Elko but owing to the inaccessibility of the region word of the new gold-producing area did not leak out until last Saturday. [The Fresno Morning Republican Fresno, California 09 Feb 1928, Thu • Page 1]


Silver and gold.


Unknown at this time.

Post Office

April 2, 1928 – April 30, 1929

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The Population of Wahmonie Nevada

By March 1928 had a population of 500 and the peak population was reached that summer, with between 1000 and 1500 residents.




The Wahmonie district is on the southern slopes of Lookout Peak and extends south to the northern slope of Skull Mountain – on the eastern side of Jackass Flats west of Cane Spring, in what is now the Nevada Test Site. 

GPS Coordinates

36° 48′ 41.83″ N, 116° 9′ 36.14″ W

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