Nevada Cinnabar Mine
(Camp Tungsten)

A cinnabar deposit was first discovered here in 1907, and the Shoshone Quicksilver mine was staked. In 1912, the property was purchased by the Nevada Cinnabar Company, and in May 1914 a new 50-ton Scott furnace was completed. Initially it produced eight flasks a day, but within a few months production climbed to sixty per day. Meanwhile, Camp Tungsten formed across the canyon and below the furnace, where the company built cabins and a boardinghouse for workers. 3,462 flasks of mercury were produced by the mine before operation ceased in 1918, and aside from small production made during World War II, the mine has been idle since.