Potosi Mountain (Nevada)
View from the east
|Elevation||8,517 ft (2,596 m) NAVD 88 |
|Prominence||3,012 ft (918 m) |
Latitude and Longitude:
|Location||Clark County, Nevada, U.S.|
|Parent range||Spring Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Potosi|
Carobeth Laird ("The Chemehuevis," 1976) described the giant cave of Potosi Mountain as a place used for vision quests by the great Chemehuevi shaman of the mid-19th century, O-omposi, for whom the mountain is named. The name, "Potosi," from the Quechua language, is the name of the mountain in the Bolivian Andes which was the location of a world-famous silver mine. Early settlers in southern Nevada hoped that Mount Potosi in Nevada would yield as much silver as Mount Potosi in Bolivia (George Urioste, PhD, professor emeritus, Andean Anthropology, UNLV).
Potosi Mountain serves as a major FM broadcast transmitter site for Las Vegas, with 7 full power FM stations transmitting from the top of Potosi, along with 1 FM Translator.  The stations are KNPR 88.9, KCNV 89.7, KOMP 92.3, KYMT 93.1, and KXPT 97.1 all licensed to Las Vegas, KFRH 104.3 licensed to North Las Vegas, and KXTE 107.5, licensed to Pahrump, Nevada. A translator, K276BL, also operates from up here on 103.1, simulcasting KSOS 90.5 from Las Vegas. KXTE was the first tenant to broadcast from the top of the mountain and the first station in the United States to transmit in HD Digital. 
Along with FM transmitters, NOAA All Hazards Radio station WNG634 on 162.400 MHz, which is managed by the NWS Office in Las Vegas, NV, is located here as well. 
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