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CHINESE CAMP NEVADA
Not an easy locate
Currently Being Researched and Explored

Unoccupied Ghost town
Mineral County
Circa Unknown (indicated on maps dated back to early 1900's)

Much like China Camp, there are a lot of unanswered questions about this site. We know that it existed and we know where it is. Reaching the site is an issue in itself, since there are no longer any trails leading to it. Older maps dating back to 1909 indicate at least two structures standing next to a creek or wash with foot paths to the North and South. Whether or not the camp was shrinking or growing at the time the map data was collected is unknown, therefore the camp could have been much larger than sources indicate.

Our original contemplation was that the camp was the attraction of gold panners who worked the nearby creek, or maybe an employee camp of Chinese for the Hefler Tungsten Mine. Contact with the BLM Archeologist suggests that the camp was another wood gathering camp of the Chinese persuasion. These gatherers sold the much needed pinion they cut and collected to local mines, towns and homesteads for use as fuel for their stoves and furnaces.

 

Ghost Town Explorer
View from above the canyon where Chinese Camp existed



 

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