Virtual Guidebook to Northern and Central Nevada
The Humboldt Ranges
south of Interstate 80 between Lovelock and Winnemucca Nevada


A number of distinct mountain ridges both north and south of the middle stretch of the Humboldt River are known generically as the Humboldt Ranges. Gold mining both old and new has been the economic mainstay here, along with vast desert ranches. Mark Twain briefly had a job in a gold mine at Unionvile but quit because it "seemed too much like work".

This is lonely country with few people, except of course for the busy stream of traffic along Interstate 80.



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On the road to Star City in the Humboldt Range of central Nevada

(June 23, 2000)


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Site of the old mines above Star City

(June 23, 2000)


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The gorge above Star City in the Humboldt Range

(June 23, 2000)


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Mark Twain's cabin (maybe) in Unionville

(June 23, 2000)


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Unionville, not quite a ghost town

(June 23, 2000)


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