Beaver, Bell, Bell Mountain, Bellehelen Districts

Publication Info:
Nevada Mining Districts (Compiled Reports)
The Districts Described in This Section are from the following publications:

Mining Districts of Nevada - Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 (updated 1998); Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada - USGS Bulletin 1356 (1973)

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Beaver District


Other Names: Blue Basin, Maggie Creek

County: Elko

Commodities:barite, turquoise, silver, gold


Includes Beaver and other creeks north of Dalton Peak that drain into Maggie Creek along the east slope of the Tuscarora Mountains. Blue Basin is in the Independence Range, east of Maggie Creek, east of the present Beaver district.


Lotz, 1934, p. 18; Smith, 1976, p. 25; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 38

Bell District


Other Names: Olympic, Simon, OMCO, Cedar Mountain

County: Mineral

Discovered: 1879

Commodities: silver, lead, zinc, gold, tungsten, molybdenum, mercury, iron, arsenic


Located in the Cedar Mountain Range. The district is sometimes is divided into the Olympic (OMCO) and Simon districts on the north, and the Cedar Mountain district on the south. A portion of the Athens district in the eastern foothills of the Cedar Mountains, in Nye County, is sometimes included in the Bell district.


Lincoln, 1923, p. 138; Stoddard, 1932, p. 59; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 17; Bailey and Phoenix, 1944, p. 117; Ross, 1961, p. 78; Horton, 1962 La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 113

Bell Placer District Description

This district is in the northern Cedar Mountains in southeastern Mineral county. Some placer gold was recovered from the Valley View claim (unseated) in 1935. The gold was probably derived from erosion of the gold-(lver)? quartz veins in volcanic rocks. Literature: Ross, 1961.

Bell Mountain District


Other Names: Fairview

County: Churchill

Discovered: 1914

Commodities: silver, gold


Includes the Bell Mountain Mine and the surrounding low hills lying generally northeast of Bell Flat. The district is sometimes included in the Fairview district.


Stoddard, 1932, p. 17; Gianella, 1945, p. 11; Schrader, 1947, p. 135; Tingley, 1990, p. 18

Bellehelen District


County: Nye

Commodities: silver, lead, gold, copper, vanadium, titanium


The Bellehelen district is located in the northern Kawich Range, about 10 miles southsouthwest of Warm Springs. The district includes the old camp of Bellehelen, in Bellehelen Canyon, and the area at the head of Neversweat Canyon.


Stuart, 1909, p. 91; Hill, 1912, p. 219; Lincoln, 1923, p. 159; Stoddard, 1932, p. 63; Kral, 1951, p. 17; Beal, 1963, p. 20; Bonham, 1976; Schilling, 1976; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 53

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