Tamberlaine Nevada History and
TAMBERLAINE - (1873-?)
T15N R64E Section 10.
The site of TAMBERLAINE is located on the west side of the Schell
Creek Range, a little southeast across the Steptoe Valley from Ely.
Discoveries of good manganese ore were made by a party of Reno
explorers in 1869, but it was not until the spring of 1873 that a
town was laid out and named TAMBERLAINE.
Mining here has
always been intermittent. In 1880, a body of silver ore was
discovered. Some mining occurred during WWI and WWII and during the
1950's the TAMBERLAINE Mine was said to be the largest producer of
manganese in the County.