One of the lesser known yet longest running gold mining camps is Pine Grove, Nevada. Located in Mineral County, Nevada just East of the 338 highway Pine Grove was founded in 1866 when gold was discovered. Within a year the town grew to about 300 people.
The town of Pine Grove grew to 1000 people by the time the 1880s came around and the three mills processed $10,000 in gold bullion in a week. The town expired in the 1930’s after over 50 years to activity.