Nevada Historic Markers in Humboldt County

Nevada Historical Marker 105
SR 789 at Guernsey Street

Nevada Historical Marker 105: Golconda in Humboldt County
Nevada Historical Marker 105: Golconda in Humboldt County

14 July 2010
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Golconda is a one time Utah Territory mining town whose hot springs, a landmark on the California Emigrant Trail, were of more enduring fame than its gold and silver boom.

In 1868, Golconda became an ore shipping station on the new Central Pacific Railroad. Renewed activity in 1897 resulted in the narrow-gauge Golconda and Adelaide Railroad to the Adelaide mine. Golconda grew to 500 inhabitants by 1899, but the next year the mine and mill closed and railroad service ceased.

The hot springs (97º to 150º degrees Fahrenheit) flow at about 100 gallons per minute. A rare occurrence of tungsten in the silica deposit of a fossil vent, one mile east, was once mined. Active vents north of the railroad tracks were the site of a famous health resort hotel until 1961 when it burned.

Sate Historical Marker No. 105
Nevada State Park System
Mrs. Myrtle Fields

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