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Mizpah Mine, Tonopah, Nye County, NV



B&W Photos

HB855176
Head Frame, General View Of Site

HB855177
Hoisthouse

HB855178
Headframe

HB855179
Headframe And Hoist House

HB855180
Cable Reels Atop Headframe

HB855181
Loading Dock

HB855182
Elevator Cages

HB855183
Headframe (detail)

HB855184
Power Plant In Hoist House (detail)

HB855185
Gear And Cable Wheels (detail)

HB855186
Hoisthouse Structural Detail

HB855187
Headframe, View To Northeast

HB855188
Headframe (detail)

HB855189
Headframe (detail)

HB855190
Hoisthouse, Electric Motor

HB855191
Headframe

HB855192
Headframe Cable Reels

HB855193
Hoist House, From Top Of Headframe

HB855194
Gear And Cable Wheels

HB855195
Belt Drive Wheel

HB855196
Belt Drive Mechanism

HB855197
Storage Room

HB855198
Mechanic's Building (interior)

HB855199
Mechanic's Bldg (exterior), View To Northeast

HB855200
Cable Reels Atop Headframe

HB855201
Boilers


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Item Title


Location
Tonopah, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-4
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1948
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
Significance: The Tonopah Mining boom was the first to revive the mining industry in Nevada after two decades of depression. Mining activity was long sustained at Tonopah largely due to the amazing production record of the Tonopah Mining Company, which owned the most productive mine in Tonopah mining history -- the Mizpah. The Mizpah shaft tapped the richest workings of the mine and continued to produce great quantities of ore long after most others at Tonopah had ceased production.

Subjects
Mining
Mines (industrial Facilities)
Ore Industry


Related Names
Butler, Jim
Butler & Company
Tonopah Mining Company
Anderson, J. F.
Woodside, John W.
Anderson, John H.
Herbst, Rebecca, Historian
Stupich, Marty, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. HEAD FRAME, GENERAL VIEW OF SITE
2. HOISTHOUSE
3. HEADFRAME
4. HEADFRAME AND HOIST HOUSE
5. CABLE REELS ATOP HEADFRAME
6. LOADING DOCK
7. ELEVATOR CAGES
8. HEADFRAME (DETAIL)
9. POWER PLANT IN HOIST HOUSE (DETAIL)
10. GEAR AND CABLE WHEELS (DETAIL)
11. HOISTHOUSE STRUCTURAL DETAIL
12. HEADFRAME, VIEW TO NORTHEAST
13. HEADFRAME (DETAIL)
14. HEADFRAME (DETAIL)
15. HOISTHOUSE, ELECTRIC MOTOR
16. HEADFRAME
17. HEADFRAME CABLE REELS
18. HOIST HOUSE, FROM TOP OF HEADFRAME
19. GEAR AND CABLE WHEELS
20. BELT DRIVE WHEEL
21. BELT DRIVE MECHANISM
22. STORAGE ROOM
23. MECHANIC'S BUILDING (INTERIOR)
24. MECHANIC'S BLDG (EXTERIOR), VIEW TO NORTHEAST
25. CABLE REELS ATOP HEADFRAME
26. BOILERS


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