POWER OF ATTORNEY
The undersigned who is a director or officer of The Goldfield Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the
Does hereby constitute and appoint John H. Sottile and Stephen R. Wherry to be his agents and attorneys-in-
Each with the power to act fully hereunder without the other and with full power of substitution to act in the name
and on behalf of the undersigned;
To sign and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission the Annual Report of the Company on Form 10-K
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000, and any amendments or supplements to such Annual Report; and
To execute and deliver any instruments, certificates or other documents which they shall deem necessary or
proper in connection with the filing of such Annual Report, and generally to act for and in the name of the
undersigned with respect to such filings as fully as could the undersigned if then personally present and acting.
Each agent named above is hereby empowered to determine in his discretion the times when, the purposes for,
and the names in which, any power conferred upon him herein shall be exercised and the terms and conditions of
any instrument, certificate or document which may be executed by him pursuant to this instrument.
This Power of Attorney shall not be affected by the disability of the undersigned nor by the lapse of time.
The validity, terms and enforcement of this Power of Attorney shall be governed by those laws of the State of
Delaware that apply to instruments negotiated, executed, delivered and performed solely within the State of
This Power of Attorney may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall have the same effect
as if it were the original instrument and all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have executed this Power of Attorney this 19 day of December, 2000.
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this 19th day of December, 2000 by Harvey C. Eads,
Jr., Director of