Other Names: Spanish Belt, Spanish Gap, Meadow Canyon
Commodities: silver, mercury, gold, lead, antimony, tungsten, molybdenum, copper, zinc, uranium
Situated (7? typo in text here) miles from Belmont, between Belmont and Manhattan, the district is located on the southeastern side of Shoshone Mountain and includes the area at the head of Silver Creek, all of Antone Canyon, and extends east to include the Corcoran Canyon area.
Originally named the Spanish Belt district when it was organized in 1875 and separated from the Philadephia district which included both the present Belmont and Barcelona districts. Barcelona and Meadow Canyon, northeast of Barcelona, are sometimes included within the Belmont district. Lawrence (1963) described a Spanish Gap district located between Belmont and Round Mountain.
Whitehill, 1877, p. 104; Angel, 1881, p. 522; Stoddard, 1932, p. 71; Lawrence, 1963, p. 146; Garside, 1973, p. 89; Bonham, 1976; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 45; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 135
Bare Mountain District
Other Names: Fluorine, Beatty, Carrara, Telluride, Lee
Commodities: gold, fluorspar, mercury, tungsten, silver, marble, kaolin, montmorillonite, silica, uranium, perlite, cinder
This district lies east of Beatty and includes both Bare Mountain and the northwestern end of Yucca Mountain. The original Bare Mountain district included only the northern part of Bare Mountain, near the old camp of Telluride. Following discovery of fluorite deposits in 1918, the Bare Mountain district has sometimes been referred to as Fluorine. The Fluorine district of Kral (1951) included all of Bare Mountain, Crater Flat, the southeastern end of Yucca Mountain, and part of Amargosa Desert to the southwest (present Lee district).
Carrara, on the southwestern side of Bare Mountain, is sometimes considered to be a separate district. The cinder occurrences are in Crater Flat, east of Bare Mountain.
References: Hill, 1912, p. 219; Lincoln, 1923, p. 165, 167; Stoddard, 1932, p. 66; Kral, 1951, p. 60; Papke, 1970, p. 28-29; Cornwall, 1972, p. 35; Garside, 1973, p. 92; Papke, 1973; Papke, 1979, p. 8-9; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 135
Bateman Canyon District
Other Names: Slaven Canyon, Valley View, Rock Creek
Commodities: barite, gold
The district borders the Hilltop district on the northeast, and includes both Bateman and Slaven Canyons. Rock Creek is in Bateman Canyon. The location of Valley View (Rock Creek) given by Gianella (1945, p. 90) is incorrect.
Gianella, 1945, p. 81, 90