Nevada, Gold & Gems, 5 Map Set Then & Now
Nevada is home to some of the nation's richest precious and semi-precious stone deposits. Early mining activities played an important part in developing the state. Locate some of those activities with Nevada (Gold and Gems Maps: Then and Now). Mining in Nevada has long been the most important industry for the state. Railroads were built to accommodate the early mines, mills, and smelters. Every county has had mining activities. The early Indians as well as the Franciscan Fathers, prior to the advent of the Argonauts, conducted mining operations. This activity was on a small scale, which soon changed with the arrival of the early pioneers, and grew into the important history we know today. More history may be found in the map package, Nevada (Gold and Gems Maps: Then and Now). A very good companion to Nevada (Ghost Towns/Sites: Then and Now).