Searchlight, Nevada

Searchlight Nevada 1910
Searchlight Nevada 1910

Searchlight History

George Frederick Colton discovered gold at this site in 1897. By 1898 the town of Searchlight had settled at the site and a new mining district was born. Searchlight's heyday was the period between 1907 and 1910, when the mines produced more than 7 million in gold and the town had a population of around 1,500. The last gold mines in the area closed around 1953.