Monte Cristo Nevada History and Photos

MONTE CRISTO - (1865-ca 1885)
15 miles south-southeast of US 50,  west of Ely. Discovered by forging prospectors from Austin, Monte Cristo was the first camp established in the White Pine Mining District. It  is located on the west slope of Mt. Hamilton in 1865. The mill, a five-stamp for silver, was completed in 1867. Rock walls and an impressive mill stack remain.




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