Have you seen the monument at Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino? With the new exterior paint job as the focus of the eye it is easy to miss. If you have missed it, the monument is located in a parking lot on the south side of the building new the entrance off US 95. If you have not seen it there is a plaque on the monument that reads as follows:
“Named for a 1890s railroad which was never built, Railroad Pass first became a destination after Professor Robert T. Hill discovered alunite in the area in 1908. A mining district was formed, but only small amounts of gold were found. Mines in the area included the Alunite, Bean Pot, Lucky Dutchman, Quo Vadis, Spearhead, and Vincent. The short-lived mining boom ended by 1910.