In the Desert
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See the map below!
Stateline encompasses a large area in Stateline Canyon and the surrounding hills. Many old buildings, cabins, mines and the old mill is well worth a visit.
Stateline Topography Map
Gold an Silver were discovered in the desert in Stateline Canyon in 1894 and soon a town sprung up. Then in 1896 the Ophir mine was discovered and a large population boom took place. By 1903 there were approximately 300 peple living here and there were many general stores. But as with most mining towns the ore started to play out around 1910 and by 1918 there were only 18 people left. Minor mining activity has continued in the area ever since. More info, GPX track on this Ghost Town HERE
NEW --The Ophir mine and mill (pictured above) has recently (2020) been destroyed by the "big summit fire". Very little remains!