[Reno?]: 1909. Large sheet map, 50 x 22 inches. Rolled. Two closed tears, partially repaired with tape. Some chipping at edges. Patch of dampstaining at lower right corner. Good. Item #584
A large and detailed map of mining claims near Seven Troughs Mountain, in what is now Pershing County, Nevada, produced in 1909 by two local mining engineers, Arthur B. Crosley and Herman C. Zulch. Both men were recent graduates of the Colorado School of Mines, who had moved to Nevada to begin their careers as engineers when this map was published. In great detail, the map outlines hundreds of overlapping claims in the area surrounding the mining camps of Vernon, Seven Troughs, Mazuma, and Farrell. Gold was discovered in the area in 1907, and the rush that followed produced a heavily active mining district for just over a decade, before the Seven Troughs post office closed in 1918, and the towns became ghosts by the beginning of the 1920s. A rare map of a relatively short-lived Nevada mining district; we locate no institutional copies.