Clark County
  35.83227, -115.43453

"Goodsprings is one of those places that you have to WANT to visit. You just don't "find your way" here. Even if you "find your way" here, on a sweltering, sunny day like this one, a cold one, courtesy of the Pioneer Saloon, is practically a rite of passage in this parts. Nearing 100 degrees in March. Welcome to southern Nevada, Paul." -- Journal Entry, March 2009

Goodsprings Community Hall -- Goodsprings

Original Date Visited: 3/16/09

Signed: No

  • [102] Marker 102 plaque
  • [102] Veer off the interstate to find Marker 102

Exact Description:
Ore deposits readily recognized in the faulted and folded limestone deposits of this district remained unworked until 1856, when the Mormons developed a single lead mine at Potosi--probably the oldest lode mine in Nevada.

Named for cattleman Joseph Good, the open springs area was developed into the mining-ranching community of Goodsprings by A.G. Campbell.

With completion of the Los Angeles-Salt Lake Railroad in 1905 and the narrow-gauge Yellow Pine Railroad from Jean to Goodsprings in 1911, transportation costs of the oxidized zinc minerals were reduced. The peak year of operations was reached in 1916, and Goodsprings then had 800 residents.

This district, with the greatest variety of valuable minerals in Nevada, produced a total of $25 million primarily in lead and zinc, with lesser amounts of gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and uranium.

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 [115] -- Potosi   Pioneer Saloon, Goodsprings 

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