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Rocky roads leads to Rockland’s Ruins

It’s hard to believe that in the late 19th century the mining camp of Rockland boasted a population of several hundred people. Located high in the Pine Grove Hills south of Yerington, not much remains of the once-thriving silver and gold mining camp. In fact, just about the only things still found in Rockland are scruffy piñon pine trees, some foundations, a few ruins of buildings — and lots of rocks. According to records, in 1868-69 prospectors from the mining town of Pine Grove, located about three miles away, discovered silver and gold in the area. Within two years, Rockland …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 27, 2013 07:47PM Published Jun 27, 2013 07:47PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.