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Placerites is a mining area southwest of Scossa, near Rabbit Hole Spring.


  • Placerites GNIS
    • History: "Named for gold found there in 1850s."
    • Variant: Placeritas: "Bureau of Land Management (BLM) maps other than 1:100,000-scale and 1:126,720-scale (1/2 inch = 1 mile). The name and year of publication follow (if known): Salem Westside Recreation Map 1996 Grazing Status Map 22/1960"
    • Variant: Placeritos: "U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1:250,000-scale topographic maps; various edition dates. Represents new or changed names from published editions. Map name and year of publication follow (if known): Lovelock/1935"
  • Alfred Merritt Smith, Wm. O. Vanderburg, "Placer Mining in Nevada," Nevada Bureau of Mines, Vol. 26, No. 8, 1932. Includes photos of Placerites.