Though not a major industry today, mining is a big part of Lincoln County’s history. Many buildings and artifacts still exist. This provides ample opportunities to explore a colorful and exciting era.
Relics from the town of Pioche’s mining heyday remain, including buildings, other structures, and museums rich with historical artifacts. Aerial tramway cables still stretch over parts of the town and its ore buckets still hang on those cables today. At the Delamar ghostown, mining structures, partially standing rock buildings, mill ruins, and a cemetery can be observed. At Jackrabbit, remaining artifacts include a headframe, mines, and building foundations.
Visitors should be warned that much of the old mining sites are on private ground and can be extremely dangerous. Never enter abandoned mining caves or structures.