Techatticup Mine in Nelson, Nevada

Source: Atlas Obscura

Techatticup Mine

Located in the arid Nevada hills, the Techatticup Mine once spat out enough gold and silver to inspire murder, treachery, and claim jumping but now it has been restored and is partially open to visitors looking to take a tour through the rocky, and luckily bloodless, tunnels.

While the thick veins of precious metals were discovered in the hills of what is now known as Nelson, Nevada by Spanish explorers in the 1700’s, digging did not begin in earnest until around a hundred years later when one of the largest mining booms in the state’s history can to the area. Hungry ...

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