1904- producers were Diamondfield Gold Mining Company, Goldfield Mining Company of Nevada, Sandstorm Mining Company. Florence Mining Company, and St. Ives Gold Mining Company; these and many others will be large producers in 1905, and the production should then show a large increase even if no extemel}- rich ore is treated, for the large ore dumps and extensive development with improved treatment facilities make the increase possible. Very little silver was produced at Goldfield and only $74,338 from the entire county, the total metallic product of the county being $2,496,363, of which $2,411,449 was gold. The Bullfrog district is being actively developed; large ore bodies of high grade have been located, and some ore will be shipped in 1905.
Nye County, which was the leading producer in 1903, stands second in 1904, with a total of $1,695,680, of which $446,725 is gold and $1,243,575 silver, the silver product being about one-half of the whole amount produced in the State. The railway to the Tonopah camp was completed July, 1904, but being a narrow-gage road it was overwhelmed with business, so that the ore shipments to smelters were much less than anticipated. The railway is being broad gaged in 1905, and its capacity will be more than doubled.
Production of precious metals in Nevada in 1904, by counties.