Status: Ghost Town
Date Settled: ca1896
Current Population: none
Peak Population: ~1,000
Elevation: 5,905 Feet (1,800 meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Garnet was named for the garnet, a semi-precious stone, and the first item to be mined here, although gold quickly followed. In 1898, as many as 1,000 people lived here; it was abandoned 20 years later when the gold ran out. A fire in 1912 destroyed half the town, which was never rebuilt. Despite this, Garnet is one of the state's best preserved (and least visited) ghost towns.
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