Seven Troughs Range

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The Seven Troughs Range is between Gerlach and Lovelock. There are several old mining camps in the area: Farrell, Mazuma, Tunnel Camp and Vernon.

Lorry states that Edward Griffin Beckwith crossed south of the Seven Troughs Range on his way to the Selenite Range in 1854.[1]

The Mining Investor (1907) states: "SEVEN TROUGHS: R.L. Thomas and Charles Scossa who discovered Rosebud have sold the Little Hero claim at Farrell in the northern part of the Seven Troughs district. It has been purchased by Messrs Kimball and Gordon who have had a bond on the property for some time. Recently a rich strike of gold ore was made on the Little Hero and naturally the holders 0 the bond lost no time in exercising their right of purchase. They are now sacking high grade gold ore tor shipment. The Little Hero was located by Messrs Thomas Scossa and Inglis a two weeks before they made the original discoveries at Rosebud. They found gold on the claim but the strike which proved its richness was not made until recently by Kimball and Gordon who took a bond upon the claim alter they had made a good strike on the adjoining claims which they owned development since has proved the Little Hero to be the richest property at Farrell"[2]

See Also


  1. Jerome L. Lorry, "Unveiling the Black Rock A History of Exploration in Nevada's Remote Northwest Corner," Nevada State Historical Society Quarterly, p. 3-24, Spring 2008.
  2. The Mining Investor, Volumes 48-49, 1907.


  • Photo Record UNRA-P3610-10, Seven Troughs mine area in Pershing County, Nevada. "G.L.W." on note on back of matting. (ca. 1960), John Fulton, Sr.
  • Photo Record UNRS-P1763-1, Unprocessed collection of two photographs of Seven Troughs, Nevada.
  • Photo Record UNRS-P1940-1, Photograph of stagecoach in Lovelock, Nevada. Caption on image: Stage from Lovelock to 7 Troughs. Handwritten on verso: Charlie with stage going to Mazuma and Seven Troughs 1909 in Lovelock.
  • Photo Record UNRS-P2005-01-082, Scossa/Seven troughs area, Central Nevada, North Central Nevada, Northern Nevada.
  • Photograph UNRS-P2012-10-063, Seven Troughs, Neal Cobb Digital Photograph Collection.
  • Photograph UNRS-P2012-10-220, Seven Troughs 1910. [View of main street.], Neal Cobb Digital Photograph Collection.
  • Photograph UNRS-P2012-10-223, Caption on image: Seven Troughs, Nevada., Neal Cobb Digital Photograph Collection.
  • Roscoe "Ivor" William McGuire Photograph Collection (NC1403) postcards of the area