Steve often goes out on rides when we are at Walker, but this was the first time I went along. We took a quick ride to Ludwig Mine.
Mining brought Nevada into the Union. http://www.nevadamining.org/ Although there are many abandoned mines throughout the state, Ludwig is a well-visited safe mine. :) Ludwig overlooks the Smith Valley which is rich with agriculture. Depending on the list you find - the one I looked at cited 60 working mines in Nevada http://www.nevadamining.org/faq/ Next trip I hope to go to the mine with ice floor :)
Many rural areas are dependent on agriculture. (Fallon = cantaloupe, Yerington = garlic and onions, many more and lots of ranches too!) The average ranch is about 3500 sq acres. Nex trip I hope to get over to the feedlot - maybe even get a tour - such a NERD I am!!