Established about 1908 and originally named Hornsilver, because the principal ore mined here was hornsilver, a silver chloride. The name was changed to Gold Point in 1929 because investors seemed to be more interested in gold than in silver.
Two thousand people once thronged the streets, which provided the usual saloons, hotels and stores. Over $ 1'000'000 in gold and silver was extracted from the mines.
Poor milling processes in those days which lost most of the values in the tailings, together with constant litigation over rights of the mill to operate, killed the town.
About 40 old wooden buildings are still standing, and there are still a few inhabitants.
Gold Point is one of the very special places we have visited. We will remember it, because we had the chance to be there at sunset, and the many wooden buildings at sunset in the middle of nowhere was just breathtaking.