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    Default Mina Nevada

    Originally posted by spelunker

    : 1) Yes, I know Mina was mostly known as a rail junction,
    : but there was a heck of a lot of mining around there
    : too, and I think the place definitely qualifies as a ghost
    : town or at least a semi-ghost.

    : 2) Why is there no info on this site about Bullfrog other than
    : one picture? Bullfrog was also discovered by Shorty Harris and
    : named after a nugget that supposedly looked like a bullfrog. When
    : Rhyolite sprang up a few hundred yards away most people moved their
    : homes (usually miner's tents and shacks) to Rhyolite.


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    Originally posted by David A. Wright

    : : 1) Yes, I know Mina was mostly known as a rail junction,
    : : but there was a heck of a lot of mining around there
    : : too, and I think the place definitely qualifies as a ghost
    : : town or at least a semi-ghost.

    : Reply: Semi-ghost, yes. Ghost town? No. But interesting none of the less. Last time I rolled through the place was in definite need of a makeover. Lots of small, minor and little known ghosts all around her.

    : : 2) Why is there no info on this site about Bullfrog other than
    : : one picture? Bullfrog was also discovered by Shorty Harris and
    : : named after a nugget that supposedly looked like a bullfrog. When
    : : Rhyolite sprang up a few hundred yards away most people moved their
    : : homes (usually miner's tents and shacks) to Rhyolite.

    : Reply: Sounds like good candidate to add photos. Not much left of Bullfrog townsite except Red Barn, regional cemetery and the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad grade. The mining over the past decade has removed Ladd Mountain and created a large monstrosity out in the flats (which has also affected Rhyolite). I've got some photos of the cemetery and some of the RR grade, so I guess I had better send them in!


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    Default Re: Mina Nevada

    Originally posted by Wm Zachary

    : :Looking for any one in Mina!!
    : Have Verrrry good friend there and he's getting old!
    : He has No phone or computer
    : If you live around or in Mina PLEASE! e-mail me.


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    I went through Mina earlier this month and found it was in better shape than my last visit. Buildings were spruced up a bit and a few businesses were open. Numerous trucks parked in front of one cafe indicated that it was economically healthy and serving good food.
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    Hi, we have friends who own a mobile on 6th and A st. We are thinking of moving there to take it over. Could anyone help me with some questions. We have Verizon cell service....what cell phones work there. Do you have any internet computer services? I want to grow a garden, what is the water situation there now? Are there water restrictions? What does water cost a month on average if you use it much? What are prophane costs, electricity costs on average? what is the population now? are there any stores open there. We are coming up there in a month to see it....but would deeply appreciate the help. We have to make the decision soon. My phone number is 760-458-2151 if you would care to phone, Kate and Marty Freer...we are middle aged and countryfied. Is the closest job in Carson?

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    The closest town of importance (food, supplies, etc.) would be Hawthorne to the north, about 45 miles. Tonopah would be the next closest, about 80 miles to the south. Last time I was in Mina (about 1 1/2 years ago) there were about 50 inhabitants (guess). I was told many that lived there relied on the mines in Gabbs and Silver Peak for work, but they are a ways away and I heard the one in Silver Peak was scaling down.

    That's all I can tell you. Mina is one of those places that if you blink, you miss it.
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    I used to bartend at the silver king,..a good old friend name James C. does anyone in mina know what happened to him?

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    Well we are moving there. My husband is retired pretty much. The trailer is ok we will live in.....huge lot to grow a garden. There is internet by wild blue so they say. I thought 250 was over stating it by some. We are moving over at the end of the month. The lady at the post office was very nice. I didn't meet anyone else while we were there. We went up to see what shape the trailer was in. Does any one know what the current population is? That is a funny comment about the 44 and shovel...you are probably correct. Well Mina will be an adventure.

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    er uh well whatever people do with a metal detector.
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    i live in las vegas and would love to do some exploring and prospecting, i'm 55 and live here and montana in the summer craig

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