Hughes Well

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Hughes Well is located near Gerlach, 1/2 mi SE of Gerlach "Great Boiling" Springs. Hughes Well is possibly named after Henry J. Hughes.


  • GNIS
    • Citation: "Garside, L. J. and Schilling, J. H. 'Thermal Waters of Nevada' Reno: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 91, 1979, 163 pp. Describes hot springs and hot water seeps of Nevada with location information and map at 1:1,000,000. p132"
    • The GNIS entry has Hughes Well at 40.6515682, -119.3551865, which is the same latitude and longitude as Gerlach, which is suspect. White's description of 1/2 miles SE of Springs puts Hughes Well near the site of the Gerlach Pool, just outside of town. The Gerlach Topo has a number of wells on it.
  • 1941: The December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day) Nevada State Journal reports that Leslie E. Johnson transferred a deed to Charlie Wibel and H.J. Hughes for T32N, R23E, Sec. 10 and 15. Section 15 is Gerlach, Section 10 is north of Gerlach, so this could be Gerlach "Great Boiling" Springs.