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Jackrabbit, earlier Royal City, is located 14 miles north of Pioche.

Local legend attributes the discovery to the locator picking up a rock to throw at a jackrabbit and finding himself holding high grade silver.  The Jackrabbit District, named for the mine, was located in 1876 by Isaac Newton Garrison.  Within months the camp, at one time named Royal City, had a store, saloon, boardinghouse, blacksmith shop and restaurant, and it was the last whiskey stop before the south-bound stage arrived in Pioche.  Early mine production of the camp was about ten tons per day.  Carrying native silver in flakes, yielding about $40 per ton – sometimes as high as $2,000 per ton.

Mineral production declined during the 1880’s, but when a fifteen-mile narrow gauge railroad was opened in 1891 between the Jackrabbit Mine and Pioche, mining soon increased.  After 1893 the mines fell silent except for several short periods of activity in 1906-1907 and 1912 – 1914.

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