Not a lot of information can be found regarding this obscure mining camp! The only recorded information is what you find here ... in a single paragraph. Silver ore was discovered here early in 1869 prompting the organization of a district named "White Pine." (Please note that this district does not correlate with the famous "Rush to White Pine" in White Pine County.) After formation of the district, mills began processing the ore in 1872, but shut down six years later in 1878. In 1909, a mild boom renewed interest in the camp and only then was the area known as Atlanta. Since then, "Atlanta" has seen a teeter-totter of activity. By 1910, the ore was considered low grade and the camp died out only to be revitalized in 1911 by the Atlanta Consolidated Mining Company, which began extensive development of claims and operated the rest of the decade. A new mill was constructed in 1965, but was shut down in 1966 due to a lawsuit.
At present, mining operations at Atlanta sit dormant. but a dozen or so buildings remain, including the giant stamp mill which still stands today. However, there is one person living at Atlanta, a night caretaker who patrols the camp for vandals. At last report, the caretaker has not allowed the public inside any of the buildings. Please respect his wishes and take only pictures.
How To Get HereEdit
This is very remote country and breakdowns out here could prove to be detremental. With that said, Atlanta is accessible from a good dirt road off of US 93. Look for a marked sign for "Atlanta," 36 miles north of Pioche and proceed an additional 6 miles to the camp. Although the road to Atlanta is pliable in regular two-wheel drive vehicles, the wet season or any oncoming inclement weather demands a rugged, high-clearance vehicle. Feel free to park, walk, look, and take only pictures.
Founded: 1909 (?)
Zip Code: N/A
Population: 1. A single night watchman resides at Atlanta.