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Searchlight Gold Invites New Miners, Historic Tales

Once again, there’s gold in them thar’ hills.

Miners first found gold in Searchlight, just south of Las Vegas, in 1897. The gold dried up after about 10 years. But more than 100 years later, Nevada Mill and Mining has moved in, bought U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s home and will begin mining by the end of the year.

Jane Overy, who moved to Searchlight 34 years ago for her health, has been researching mining there for many of those years, earning her the unofficial title of town historian. She literally knows where the bodies are buried, including that of Harry Reid Senior.
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