In the Desert
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A lot of side roads, mines and old building remains can still be found in this area in the desert. This is close to Fay, Nevada and Deer Lodge Canyon, Nevada. All these old Ghost Towns survive near the border of Nevada and Utah in the same general area.
Gold Springs Topography Map
Most of the town buildings in the desert here at this higher elevation have fallen or been bulldozed. A little looking will reveal several piles of wood from former structures. The two pictures of structues here have withstood the test of time and make an excellent place to camp. Farther up the dirt road are the remains of the mill. The now destroyed mill was once a modern 100 ton per day plant built by the Jennie Mine. The great financial panic of 1907 destroyed the mining operation at Gold Springs. Bankrupt mining companies were unable to meet their payrolls. Then store owners quit giving credit, and began boarding up their buildings. A special train was hired to bring stockholders to Gold Springs to prove the Jennie Mine was still full of gold ore, but the bankers had no money to loan, and left the Jennie Company broke and Gold Springs a vagrant with no means of support. Out of work miners left town and by 1910 Gold Springs was deserted. Gold Springs is well secluded in a pretty mountain setting. More info, GPX tracks on these Ghost Towns HERE
Gold Springs road is worth the trip by itself. An old ore shute and a miners cabin. At the miners cabin, the shaft and headframe are in the back of the cabin.