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PINE GROVE NEVADA
Silver and Gold

Ghost Town - Unoccupied
Lyon County
Circa 1866 to 1918 

Pine Grove was founded after William Wilson discovered the Pine Grove Mine in 1866. Situated on a shelf in the Pine Grove Hills, the area probably derived its name from the Pine Pinions that occupy the area. In 1868 another prospector located and founded the Wheeler Mine. Soon two large mills and an arrastra were built to support the amount of gold and silver ore being extracted from the two successful mines. By 1880 the mines had appeared to play out and most of its residents had moved on. There were revival attempts between 1900 and 1910, but none worthy of stabilizing the town's occupancy. The tailings were worked on a small scale up until 1918 before the area was completely abandoned.

 

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Mine Head frame at Pine Grove

 

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