Lane City, Nevada

Lane City or Mineral City was a settlement in White Pine County, Nevada. It is now a ghost town.

Lane City, Nevada
Ghost town
Lane City, Nevada is located in Nevada
Lane City, Nevada
Lane City, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°15′36″N 114°55′52″W / 39.26000°N 114.93111°W / 39.26000; -114.93111Coordinates: 39°15′36″N 114°55′52″W / 39.26000°N 114.93111°W / 39.26000; -114.93111
CountryUnited States
CountyWhite Pine
6,598 ft (2,011 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code775
GNIS ID845529

A mining camp was founded in 1869 just west of Ely, Nevada, and named Mineral City until 1876.[1] Since Mineral City lay on the Central Overland Route, a stagecoach stop followed, and by 1872, the boomtown had a post office and more than 600 inhabitants.[1] In 1896 the town was renamed Lane City for Charles D. Lane, following his purchase of Chainman, a major local mining and milling operation. Lane City continued into the twentieth century, but as of 2014 the town (lying along what is now US 50) is abandoned and only a few structures and foundations remain.


  1. ^ a b Lane City, Nevada.