Experience the Tonopah Historic Mining Park~
The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is located
on the site of the original mining claims that started the
Tonopah, making it “Queen of the Silver Camps”.
Jim and Belle Butler’s strike in 1900 brought the United
States into the 20th Century, and many of the mining processing
techniques developed during that time are still being used
The park encompasses portions of four of
the original major mining companies and covers more than
100 acres. This rich history is brought to life through
preserved and restored equipment and buildings, historic
exhibits, video presentations (in our on-site theater),
and a self-guided tour.
Friday, May 27, 2016, 10-4
Central Nevada Museum, Tonopah, NV
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10-3
Tonopah Convention Center
Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10-3
Tonopah Historic Mining Park
Monday, May 30, 2016, 11-3
Elite Trading Post, Goldfield, NV
Mizpah Collar Reconstruction is complete read more
The Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation is undertaking
several Major Restoration Projects.
In operation from 1902 to 1948, the Silver Top head frame
(left) is one of the three complete hoisting works
on Park property. The failure of the front foundations
have caused the front feet to drop and pull away from the
rear feet. A stress crack has developed in one of
the rear foundation footings, the cage rails have been broken
and several structural trusses have pulled loose and fallen.
The Desert Queen head frame (below)
was used between 1901 to 1929. One of the major diagonal
frame members is completely rotted-off at the footing.
Several structural trusses have pulled loose and fallen.