Gabbs began its existence in the 1940s with the construction of a magnesium plant. Gold was later discovered in the area and has been the economic base ever since. Although mining operations are severely curtailed as compared to past years, the town enjoys a stable workforce base of workers trained in various industrial disciplines.
The water and sewer systems have been renovated with a capacity well in excess of projected demands. High capacity power lines serve the area. Land is readily available for commercial and/or industrial development. Access via highway is year round and state route 263 is considered by locals to be a faster way to Reno and Carson City than US 95. Gabbs is the gateway to the Berlin/Ichthyosaur State Park.

Latitude = 38.8646
Longitude = -117.9230

external image Gabbs_5.jpgIt is believed that the Gabbs Valley was named after William More Gabb, a paleontologist who was a member of a survey team back in the 1860s. Gabbs Valley was surveyed and mapped by his colleagues. Though it is believed he never actually saw the valley, he described the fossils that were collected there. In the late 1920s, brucite (a magnesium bearing mineral) was discovered in the valley. With the need for magnesium in World War II for weapons, Gabbs grew. The town incorporated in 1955 and became the only city in Nye County. As of the 2000 census it was the smallest city in Nevada having a population of 318. In 2001 the city unincorporated and is now, once again, the town of Gabbs.

Annual average rainfall
7.2 inches
Annual average snowfall
4.7 inches
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210 days

1 Swimming pool
2 Parks with picnic areas and playgrounds

Berlin/Ichthyosaur State Park

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