Reno Evening Gazette, September 21, 1877
Emerald Mine-Mr Holmes, of Franktown, informs us that work on the Emerald mine will shortly be resumed. This mine is owned by several parties in and about Franktown. It lies 8.5 miles northwest of Carson and just over the Washoe county line. The company will commence a drift to the north from their tunnel. They have found good silver ore but believe that a greater and richer ledge is yet to be found.