Nicknamed the Silver State, Nevada’s past is rooted in mining. In 1849, gold was discovered in a stream near Dayton, which later led to the discovery of silver in the Comstock Lode in 1859. Since then, mining has played a vital role in Nevada’s economy.
Millions of years of geothermal and geological activity makes Nevada a total rockhounder’s paradise. Read on for ways to get down with some natural garnets, turquoise, and black fire opal. #NVAdventure