Black Knob District
Commodities: antimony, mercury, fluorspar
Located south of Black Knob and west of Packard Flat in the northern West Humboldt Range.
Lincoln, 1923, p. 201; Stoddard, 1932, p. 75; Vanderburg, 1936b, p. 13; Lawrence, 1963, p. 206; Johnson, 1977, p. 55
Black Mountain District
Commodities: silver, lead, barite
Black Mountain district is located on Black Mountain, a north-trending ridge in the northern Windemere Hills about 18 miles northeast of Wells.
Smith, 1976, p. 27; Jones, 1983; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 39
Black Mountains District
Other Names: Virgin River, McClanahan
Commodities: iron, manganese
Located in the Black Mountains, west of the Virgin River (the present Overton Arm of Lake Mead). Averett (1962) located a McClanahan district at the mouth of Boulder Canyon in the Black Mountains where placer gold was discovered in 1906.
Stoddard, 1932, p. 23; Averett, 1962, p. 67; Longwell and others, 1965, p. 138
Black Rock District
Other Names: Hardin, Soldier Meadows, Soldier Meadow area
Discovered: 1849 (1863?)
Active: 1858-1860; 1866-1867
Commodities: silver, gold, uranium, fluorspar, nitrates
Located at Black Rock, in the vicinity of Hardin City on the west slope of the Black Rock Range, several miles north of Double Hot Springs. Bancroft (1890) placed the original discoveries 1.5 miles from Hardinville. The district includes the Soldier Meadow uranium area of Garside (1973) and the Soldier Meadows nitrate area of Gianella (1945).
Stretch, 1867, p. 46; Territorial Enterprise, March 7, 1868; Angel, 1881, p. 450; Bancroft, 1890, p. 103; Stoddard, 1932, p. 44; Gianella, 1945, p. 76; Garside, 1973, p. 56; Carlson, 1974, p. 220; Papke, 1979, p. 21; Wheeler, 1979, p. 139
Blue Wing District
Commodities: gold, silver, tungsten
Located on the northern margin of the Blue Wing Mountains, centered about 2 miles south of State Highway 48.
Johnson, 1977, p. 56; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 158; Tingley, 1989a, p. 2