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Silver Peak, Nevada

Unincorporated Town
Location:    South Central Nevada
County Area:    3,588 Square Miles
Elevation:    4,259 Feet
Located in the eastern foothills of the SILVER PEAK.  Gold was found seven miles away.  A mill Mountains approximately 30 miles from Tonopah is the town of Silver Peak. Home to Rockwood Lithium formally Chemetall Foote Corporation's local lithium mine, the area's largest employer and the only lithium producing mine in the United States. Lithium and gold mining is Silver Peak's prominent industry.
Silver Peak is also known for a 375-foot high cinder cone (an extinct volcano) located in the Clayton Valley. Within the Silver Peak Range also is the Silver Peak caldera. Any volcanologist would appreciate this area rich in volcanic history.


HISTORY
Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada, discovered in 1863; it produced substantial amounts of silver, gold, and other minerals. The town site was established in 1864 due to a spring that was in the area. A 10 stamp mill was built in 1865 and a 20 stamp mill was built in 1867. However, mining was far from steady in the area as the mines changed ownership and new milling techniques were invented. The ups and downs of the mining industry resulted in a fluctuation in the population as well. In 1948 a fire burned the town of Silver Peak. After that there was little activity until 1966, when the Foote Mineral Company started its lithium extracting operations in nearby Clayton Valley.

The Senior Transportation Program
The Senior Transportation Program provides weekly service to Seniors 60 and over and to those under 60 on a space availble basis. Trips are provided to Tonopah Senior Center for hot meals, grocery shopping, banking and medical appointments. Shopping trips and social trips to other areas are scheduled as needed. For further information please call 775-482-7300.


SILVER PEAK UTILITY
PO Box 244
Silver Peak, NV 89047
Phone: 775-937-2245

     SILVER PEAK FIRE
Art Merrill - Chief
PO Box 247
Silver Peak, NV 89047
Phone: 775-937-2777 (home)       

 SILVER PEAK AMBULANCE
Scott Reed
PO Box 156
Silver Peak, NV 89047
Phone: 775-937-2350 (ambulance barn)
Email: scott.reed@rockwoodlithium.com
 
SILVER PEAK LIBRARY
Kristine MacDonald
PO Box 128
Silver Peak, NV 89047
Phone: 775-937-2215
Hours: Tues. 1-8, Wed. 10-6, Thur. 10-4
Email: kemacdon@clan.lib.nv.us

SILVER PEAK COMMUNITY CENTER
Phone: 775-937-2389         

SILVER PEAK SENIOR VAN
Terry Rivero - Driver
Contact Sr. Nutrition Office: 775-482-7300