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Silver ore was discovered here early in 1869.  A district was organized under the name White Pine.  Mills started processing ore in 1872, and shut down in 1878.  In 1909 a mild boom ensued and the area was then known as Atlanta.  By 1910, the ore was considered low grade and the camp died out.  The Atlanta Consolidated Mining Company began extensive development of claims in 1911 and operated the rest of the decade.  A new mill was constructed in 1965, but was shut down in 1966 due to a lawsuit.  The mining operation sits dormant now with only a night watchman on duty.







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