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Pompeii Mine. Searchlight, Nevada.
USGS Full Report
Primary Mining: Gold
Secondary Mining: Silver, Zinc
The most complete guide to Southern Nevada's mining history.
Pompeii Mine is located Southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearest town is Searchlight, Nevada. Primary mining in the area included: Gold, copper, lead, silver, and zinc.
The USGS lists this mine as a surface and underground producer, but we were unable to locate any open portals or collars. We found records indicating that this mine has been listed as a past producer with different owners. Underground hard rock mining is dangerous and expensive. It's likely that this mine began as an underground producer, but was converted to a safer, higher yielding surface mine later.