Anniversary Mine Trail

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Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County)
Last Updated: 03/12/2019

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Highlight: Anniversary Mine Trail
Anniversary Mine Trail is located east of Las Vegas in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area(LMNRA). The LMNRA, operated by the National Park Service is located in both Nevada and Arizona. It follows the Colorado River corridor. The LMNRA includes Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, both reservoirs created by Hoover and Davis Dams plus their surrounding areas. Lake Mead was formed in 1935, less than a year before Hoover Dam construction was finished. In 1964, Congress approved the expanded area as the first National Recreation Area. The Anniversary mine was started in 1921 for the production of Borax. This was refined from the colemanite deposits of the Lovell Wash and White Basin areas. The mine was closed in 1928 due to costs of operation and competition in California. The Anniversary mine produced approximately 200,000 tones of Borate during operation. There is an option to head further north to explore the Anniversary Narrows, the Ore Car Mine and optional hikes in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness Area.
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