Watch our full length metal detecting movie here Team Dirt Fishin America travels to a long lost ghost town to metal detect in the high desert of Nevada. The dry desert doesn’t allow much to sink, leaving the coins and relics virtually on the surface! Chinese coins, seated liberty and more! Finding, coins and relics. Digging the past!
Early morning tour of Goldfield Nevada. Goldfield is a cool old town that still has some working mines and a lot of history. Below is some information from Wiki.
Goldfield is a community located in Esmeralda County Nevada with a population of around 270.
Goldfield was a boomtown in the first decade of the 20th century due to the discovery of gold between 1903 and 1940, Goldfield’s mines produced more than $86 million. Much of the town was destroyed by a fire in 1923, although several buildings survived and remain today, notably the Goldfield Hotel, the Consolidated Mines Building (the communications center of the town until 1963), and the schoolhouse. Gold exploration continues in and around the town today.
Gold was discovered at Goldfield in 1902, its year of inception. By 1904, the Goldfield district produced about 800 tons of ore, valued at $2,300,000, 30% of the state’s production that year. This remarkable production caused Goldfield to grow rapidly, and it soon became the largest town in the state with about 20,000 people.
Restored 1881 Eureka Opera House on Hwy 50 in Nevada where they were having the Nevada State Old Time Fiddler’s Contest.
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Eureka, Nevada was settled by some silver prospectors from nearby Austin n 1864 when they found silver/lead ore at Prospect Peak. By 1873, Eureka was Nevada’s second ranking mineral producer next to the Comstock Lode.
In 5 years, the population of Eureka would swell to 9,000 people. Their economic mainstay would be in operating the smelters that would separate silver from lead. With all of the black smoke and soot coming from 16 smelters, Eureka would be known as the “Pittsburgh of the East”.
Due to a decrease in mine production, the smelters closed down and the population fell. During its heyday, Eureka had over 100 saloons, several gambling places, an opera house, hotels, churches and 5 fire departments.
The population consisted of Irish and Cornish miners, German, Italians (including the Carbonari who manufactured charcoal for smelters), Chinese and Jewish settlers. The population that wasn’t miners worked in general labor, making food, the laundry business or in medicine. It was a thriving town.
Lex was quick to point out a rare 5 hole outhouse erected in the middle of the town. We really didn’t know it was that rare till we read the historical marker on the fence surrounding it – the fence was probably to protect it from people who might still want to use it. It must have been quite a prize because it was the object of a lawsuit between two men who claimed ownership.
We decided to leave the famous outhouse alone and visit The Eureka Opera House.
Read more and see photos at: lexandneek.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/historic-1881-eureka-opera-house-in-nevada-road-trip-day-8-ep-17/
Sleepy Jake by Silent Partner
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Join myself, James The Fam and Tim from Breaking the Shell as we hiked for nearly 10 miles in the middle of the night just to get lost and find an awesome old church in the Smokey Mountains.
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Wayne On The Road with LaDonna & Lua EP063
After driving for a few days to escape the colder temperatures LaDonna found a cool place to stop just outside of Beatty. I was a great little spot to recharge and hang out with lots of animals and birds and a spot for Lua to swim.
We checked out the ghost town of Rhyolite and did some photography in the Goldwell Open Air Museum which is close by. Here are some GPS coordinates if you’re passing through and need a nice little spot to pull over for a few days.
The Pond: 36.882954, -116.753286
Ryholite: 36.901620, -116.828330
Goldwell Open Air Museum: 36.894862, -116.830578
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Ghost Town Outside of Boulder Montana.
Coordinates– 46°16′29″N 111°56′45″W
Lodes of silver, described by geologists as supergene enrichments, were initially discovered in the Elkhorn mountains by Peter Wys, a Swiss immigrant. Six years later, Anton Holter, a pioneer capitalist from Helena, Montana, began developing the mine. Over $14 million in silver was carried from the mine. In 1890, the Sherman Silver Purchase Act passed, creating a high demand for Elkhorn’s silver.
During this peak period, Elkhorn had 2,500 inhabitants, a school, a hotel, a church, stores, saloons, and brothels. Unlike most mining towns, Elkhorn was populated mostly by married European immigrants. In 1893 the Fraternity Hall was constructed for social gatherings, and still remains as one of the most well-preserved buildings in modern Elkhorn.
In the years following, the silver boom and Elkhorn’s prosperity began to lessen as the desire for silver decreased. A diphtheria epidemic also struck Elkhorn in the winter of 1888–1889, resulting in many deaths, particularly of children. Soon after, railroad service to Elkhorn was halted and only a fraction of the original inhabitants remained.
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– Skyworks were privileged to be able to film over 60 hours of aerial footage from Montana and Wyoming in 2012. The ghost town of Castle City in Montana is a truly spectacular example of ghost towns – and filmed from the air, it looks quite eerie… we’ve given it a bit of a treatment to show how our aerial footage can be put to work. For more examples of our aerial video footage – all in full HD – go to
I decided to finally take a remote back-road “trick route” I’d always wanted to try bypassing Tonopah on the way up from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada. Wow, what a strange trip! A little single lane road in the middle of nowhere complete with a bizarre, sort of spooky and creepy (in a way), semi-ghost town! One of the oddest abandoned places we’ve seen in our years of desert travel. In over 2 hours of driving we saw not ONE other car…nor a single human being. Even when driving through the little town itself. Abandoned cars, trucks..even abandoned soda machines! But not a soul did we see! Haha..I thought being so close to area 51…maybe the aliens abducted everyone! Looks kinda like Fallout New Vegas or Nuketown. a scene straight from GTA! This is why we LOVE Nevada!! No place like it on Earth! ~Kenneth King Bear
This video takes you to our favorite top 8 attractions in Virginia City Nevada. Virginia City is a old west mining boom town in northern Nevada right outside of Reno ,Carson City and Lake Tahoe. We visited all the silver mining attractions and quite a few of The Haunted attractions ones as well.We hope this video is helpful to you on a future visit to Virginia City. But over all this is a wonderful place and we had a great 2 days here. For more information on Virginia City Nevada
Mulberry, TN. Founded in 1808, it was once a fairly booming town. With at least 4 stores and 4 churches, a post office and a fire department, she was Alive with life in her heyday. Now, as Lynchburg and Fayettville grow, Mulberry’s population dwindles and shes slowly being forgotten. The last of the stores are rotting down, the post office is hardly in service and the fire truck sits out in the open, rusting away. It pains me to watch a once beautiful town rot, but time changes everything. So God bless America, and God help Mulberry. No copyright infringement intended, All credit for song goes to James Taylor. I do not own this song. I did take the pictures however.