Mining In Nevada

Much of Nevada’s history is tied to mining – the discovery, extraction, and processing of valuable ores from beneath the surface of the land.

This box allows students to explore:

  • How mining influenced the development and growth of the state.
  • How it affected the lives of miners and ranchers and shopkeepers and their families.
  • How it shaped language and culture.

This box includes hands-on artifacts, books, and activities.

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Click here to download a presentation about Goldfield, NV. during ‘The Last American Goldrush’. 

Content of the Mining in NV trunk