Desert Queen Mine

Gold is said to have been found on the east side of the Hot Springs Mountains in 1849 by emigrants traveling across the desert. Work was done in the early 1860s, and a mill was built to the northeast in 1863 - though it was short-lived and replaced in 1864. Eventually the property reverted to public domain.

In 1931, the Desert Queen was relocated by a group from Lovelock, and soon it was taken over by Wilford Dennis and associated. The Manitou Gold Mining Company was organized in 1932, and in 1937 a 25-ton amalgamation-concentration mill was erected. Production ended sometime before 1951.

I Visited the Desert Queen Mine
6.16.2010

See Also
Desert Quartz MillOneida Mill

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