Eastern Mojave Vegetation Silver Peak Oasis Divide Road  
 

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  There is a power line road from Silver Peak through Oasis Divide in the Palmetto Mountains to California Highway 266 near Oasis. The middle portion of this road has the name Silver Peak Oasis Divide Road. For the last mile, inside California, it is called State Line Road. Otherwise the road has no single name. For simplicity I have chosen to name the road with all one name.

Other articles: Nivloc Road 11000

Locations: Silver Peak.  

Silver Peak

Junction: Nivloc Road>.

Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. A 10-stamp mill was built in 1865, and by 1867 a 20-stamp mill was built. Mining camp lawlessness prevailed during the late sixties, and over the next 38 years, Silver Peak had its ups and downs. In 1906, the Pittsburg Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought a group of properties, constructed the Silver Peak Railroad and built a 100- stamp mill at Blair the following year. The town, at times, was one of the leading camps of Nevada, but by 1917 it had all but disappeared. The town burned in 1948, and little happened until the Foote Mineral Company began its extraction of lithium from under the floor of Clayton Valley. Nevada Historical Marker 155.

Locations: Clayton Valley.  

Clayton Valley

 

Literature Cited:
- Pavlik, Bruce Michael, 1985.

Locations: Clayton Valley Dunes.  

Clayton Valley Dunes to the east.
 

Oasis Divide

 

Other articles: CA Hwy 266 35000  

Junction: California Highway 266
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/18/2017 12:09:25 PM