The Mary and Drinkwater mines have long histories mainly tied with the ghost town of Blair and Silverpeak. A 120 stamp mill was built at Blair in 1906 by the Pittsburgh Silver Peak Gold Mining Company for the Drinkwater, Mary, Silver Peak mines and others. It was the largest stamp mill in Nevada. It ran for many years but eventually, it was too big and the mine couldn’t support it anymore. The mine went dormant around 1915.


This mill was built during a revival of the mine in 1938 as a cyanide and flotation plant. Only the concrete foundations and a skeleton framework remain.