Nevada Mining Ruins/Ghost Towns

Reef&Ruins

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Yeah the ruins part of the login name means I like finding old places where people lived (Puebloan, mining, old towns, etc.). One trip option I am pondering for Spring Break this year (mid-March for us on the quarter system) is going to Nevada to look for some more old mining towns, but not Virginia City (once was enough for me there). I've already seen Rhyolite. One I haven't seen but do really want to see is Berlin (part of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park).
I've poked around here to see if anyone has any suggestions but as from a small mention here or there I'm not finding a lot.
Thanks in advance.
R&R
 
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Reef&Ruins

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I should say I have done some Google searches too and I would be interested in people's personal opinions about particular mining ghost town vs another. I have really appreciated people's opinions on various hikes and the like and since I only have a week....
 

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We liked visiting Berlin...more than Rhyolite, for example. And we saw both pronghorns and pumas tracks there. Pretty cool.
 

Reef&Ruins

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Yeah, I found Rhyolite to be a little bit deflating. The bottle house was super cool and it was neat to see, but I have heard lots of good things about Berlin and I'm looking for similar towns. We might make it all the way to DVNP and I have several books (Digonnet and another author) on that area.
 

Reef&Ruins

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I've got some new appreciation for Virginia City after reading this book:
Very well researched, written, and a very compelling story. I've now got an interest in re-visiting the town.
 
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