A while back, we went on a trip through central Nevada and spent a night in old Freiberg. Discovered in 1865, the area was worked for silver. It never produced anything much and only a few small mines and the ruins of a silver smelter are left. This is a nice and quiet place to visit, way out in the middle of nowhere. We felt like we had the whole valley to ourselves, and we pretty much did.
This site is now included inside of the Basin and Range National Monument.