Our spring doins will take us to one of the earliest mining sites in southern Nevada, the Potosi Mine. Located on Mt. Potosi, it was originally located in April 1856, when a Paiute Indian showed Mormon miners where “heavy rock” could be found. Given the need for lead, Brigham Young sent down Nathanial V. Jones and a group of miners to exploit the ore. The mine only operated until January 1857, when the first effort ended. The lead was too brittle for bullets due to the high zinc and silver content. By 1861, the mine was being worked by the Colorado Mining Company, but this also only lasted a few years.
With the early twentieth century mining boom in the Goodsprings area, the Potosi was reopened. In 1913, the Empire Zinc Company bought the mine, building an aerial tram and baby gauge railroad to the site. By 1915, the Potosi mine was the largest zinc producer in Nevada, in addition to significant amounts of lead and silver. Production ended about 1930, and the mine was closed. We will plaque the mine and hear the tales of mining booms and busts, and the ongoing dream of great riches.
Note that there are plans for another Posse Comitatus offroad trek. As the date gets closer, details will be provided by email, at our general meetings, and on quehoposse.org.
Also note that there will be a Doins SHIRT! The shirts will be available for PREPAY ONLY. If you don't order yours before 3/15, YOU WON'T GET ONE!
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