These 10 Rare Photos Of Nevada Mines From The Past Are Eye Opening

Mining is and always will be an important part of Nevada’s history. And even though Nevada was best known for producing silver during the 19th-century, considerable amounts of gold were also produced. Gold mining in Nevada is a major industry, and the amount of gold produced continues to increase. Currently, 79% of all gold in the United States is produced right here in Nevada.

Today, many mines have been left abandoned. Listed below are 10 rare photos of Nevada mines that will give you a sneak peek of how Nevadans lived and worked during the Silver State’s early mining days. All 10 photos were captured in 1940 by talented photographer Arthur Rothstein.

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What do you think of these rare Nevada mine photos? Have you visited any of these abandoned mines or mining towns? Let us know in the comments below!