These 9 Rare Photos Show Nevada’s Mining History Like Never Before

Mining played a huge role in the growth of Nevada as a state. These photos give a glimpse into Nevada’s mining legacy and the rugged individuals who helped to shape the state to be what it is today.


Mining continues to be an important part of Nevada’s economy to this day. Much of the difficult work done by the miners of the past is now done by drones and heavy machinery. These photos illustrate the rapid changes experienced in Nevada over the course of the state’s entrance into the Union 152 years ago!