Nevada isn’t really known as the Golden state, California is. But facts show us that currently, in terms of gold production, the state of Nevada is ahead of California.
Gold was first discovered in the mines near present-day Dayton in 1850. Back then, Nevada was the major source of silver, but the gold in these mines hinted at something better to come.
This infographic beautifully details the rich history of gold mining in Nevada, and covers all the major details. It gives you an insight into how a state goes from being the major source of silver to having some of the biggest gold mines in the world.