Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Ferber Mining District, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ferber Mining District and the surrounding area.
- Astronomy & Satellites ...
- Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above
website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed
sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
- To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above,
we pass this GPS location for Ferber Mining District:
- 40.231127, -114.088860
- Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
- The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ferber Mining District
- Waymarking ...
- Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Ferber Mining District ...
As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
- Gold Hill [Tooele County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
- Gold Hill [Tooele County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ferber Mining District
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
- Goshute [Juab County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshute
- Goshute [Juab County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Ferber Mining District
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshute
How Far From Ferber Mining District to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ferber Mining District to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<3> community of Ferber Mining District once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Ferber Mining District and extending to:
- View Our List ...
- Elko, which is the Seat of Elko County and lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could drive a straight line from Ferber Mining District to Elko, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
- Carson City, which is the State Capital of Nevada, lies 310 miles [498.9 km] to the west (W). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
- The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,960 miles [3,154.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
- The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,084 miles [11,400.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
- The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,852 miles [12,636.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
- The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,845 miles [9,406.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Visit our Community Index for Nevada
About Elko County
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Elko County: www.elkocountynv.net/
The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ferber Mining District) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ferber Mining District. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ferber Mining District
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferber Mining District. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2311, Longitude: -114.0889
|<2>||The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.|
|<3>||We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ferber Mining District, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
|<4>||While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.|
|<5>||The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ferber Mining District to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.615 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.441 degrees.|
|<8>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.089 degrees.||