Hundreds of men began flooding the area and several mining camps popped up called, Bullfrog, Amargosa, Jumpertown, Leadfield, Gold Center, and dozens more. Shorty Harris would say of the area:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Rhyolite, Nevada – Little More Than a Memory
Rhyolite, Nevada began when Frank “Shorty” Harris and Ernest L. Cross discovered gold on August 4, 1904. Calling their claim Bullfrog, it was located few miles south of where Rhyolite would soon sprout up. When they took their samples to nearby Goldfield it was assessed at $665/ton. Shorty described it as “… the quartz was just full of free gold… it was the original bullfrog rock… this banner is a crackerjack” Word spread quickly and the gold rush was on.
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