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The Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation (THMPF) has received a new mineral collection.
The Prenn Nevada Mineral Specimen Collection, donated by Neil and Cami Prenn. In addition, the Prenns also donated eight (8) new mineral display cases to highlight and show off this new mineral collection in the John Livermore Exhibit Hall at the Park. We thank the Prenns for this very generous and spectacular donation, and we encourage you all to head to the Park and see this new installment and the upgraded mineral specimen display cases and evolving exhibits.
We are proud to announce that our Foundation Chairman Ann Carpenter is the recipient of the first John Livermore Award by the Mining History Association.
The award is “given to individuals, contractors, suppliers, and companies that have gone beyond what was required to preserve, reclaim, conserve, and/or document mining heritage and the natural environment surrounding mining operations”. John Livermore was a philanthropist and donated $100,000 to help start our Park. Pictured are Ann and some of our Foundation members.
April 26, 2023 – Simerson Construction started working on the Desert Queen!
Restoration of the Silver Top began in August of 2019
The head frame was stabilized and some of its pieces were removed. In September of 2019, the Silver Top head frame was cut off its original foundation and moved off to the side.