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2014-05-31 11 03 19 Sign for Exit 292 along westbound Interstate 80 in Hunter, Nevada
Hunter exit on Interstate 80

Hunter is a ghost town in Elko County, Nevada.


In 1871 lead and silver were found in Hunter. In 1877 a post office was established there. In those days, Hunter had six saloons, a blacksmith shop, restaurants, two stores and 40 to 50 homes. Mines were idle in 1884 but resurged by 1905. In 1872, mines at Hunter produced $208,000 in material. However, the Hunter District had to pay a high tax. Ore was discovered in the area, leading to mines that attracted more attention. This caused the population to reach a peak population of 80 inhabitants in 1877. By these times, Hunter had 40 houses, restaurants, several saloons and a post office. The early years of the 20th century were the start of the end of Hunter. Now, only smelter ruins mark the site of the old town.

Coordinates: 40°45′10″N 115°54′12″W / 40.75278°N 115.90333°W / 40.75278; -115.90333

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