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  Ames Camp

N38.858553° W117.588594° USGS Grantsville Quad


We Visited: April 19, 2014
Our Breakfast: Eggs at JD Slingers in Fallon
Our Dinner : Cheeseburgers at Middlegate Station


From Fallon: Take Highway 50 E for about 47 miles; turn south on SR 361 for 29.7 miles; turn east on SR 844 for about 15.8 miles; take right fork of dirt road and head east for 1.7 miles; turn south and follow road for 2.1 miles; turn NE for 0.5 miles and bear right for about two hundred yards.


Aside from a passing reference in a "scouting report" by Victor Kral in May of 1950, I can't find much other information. Kral mentioned talking to a Mr. Roy Claire Ames of Ione about a flourospar mine.

Records indicate he owned The Allied Group, shipping 81 tons of 92% calcium flouride in 1951. The mine had a 25 foot incllined shaft.

Mr. Ames was born in Iowa on May 8, 1890, died in June of 1966 while living in Austin, Nevada, and is buried in the cemetary in Tonopha, Nevada. Thanks for Carol Frey and Find-A-Grave for the photograph.


Whatever he was up to, Ames was here for a while. There was a two story house, a shop, one of the most enduring double-seater outhouses we've ever seen, and the corpses of several automobiles and trucks ranging from what appears to be the 1920's to a 1950's Ford.

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