Other Names: Boulder Creek, Carlin Trend
Commodities: gold, barite, silver, antimony, mercury
This district includes much of the drainage areas of Boulder and Antelope Creeks on the western slope of the Tuscarora Range, and extends generally from the Bootstrap Mine north to the Dee and Rossi mines. The area was known as the Boulder Creek district from 1953 to about 1960, then Bootstrap after the Bootstrap Mine became a major gold producer.
The Bootstrap district is sometimes referred to as the Bootstrap subdistrict of the Carlin Trend, an informal grouping of disseminated gold deposits that extends from the southern Railroad district in the Piñon Range, on the southeast, to the Bootstrap district on the northwest.
Lawrence, 1963, p. 58; Smith, 1976, p. 27; Bonham, 1976; Papke, 1984, table 3; Ryneer, 1987, p. 265; Baker, 1991, p. 619; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 40
Other Names: Ramona, Lucky Boy, Hawthorne
Active: 1909-1920, 1936-1940, 1978
Commodities: gold, silver
The Borealis district is on the western slope of the Wassuk Range, west of Lucky Boy Pass. The district was first named Ramona, but became known as Borealis by late 1938 (Reno and McLane, 1987). Borealis was included in the historic Hawthorne district, and is sometimes included in the Lucky Boy district.
Bonham, 1985, p. 111; Reno and McLane, 1987, p. 16; Tenneco Minerals, 1987, p. 243; Eng, 1991, p. 996
Bottle Creek District
Other Names: Happy Creek
Bottle Creek is located in the foothills of the northeastern part of the Jackson Mountains in the vicinity of Buff Peak. The general district boundaries are Bottle Creek on the south, Happy Creek on the west, and Desert Valley on the east. Lotz (1934) mentioned a Happy Creek district in this area.
Lotz, 1934, p. 19; Vanderburg, 1938a, p. 17; Bailey and Phoenix, 1944, p. 80; Willden, 1964, tables 16, 17
Other Names: Jack Rabbit, Jackrabbit, Bristol-Jackrabbit, Blind Mountain
Commodities: silver, copper, lead, zinc, gold, manganese, montmorillonite
The Bristol district is located in the northern Bristol Range about 15 miles north of Pioche. The historic Blind Mountain district (1871) covered the southern part of the present district. Bristol originally included only the area around mines on the western slope of the Bristol Range, and the Jackrabbit district included the area on east side of the range.
The present district includes both the Bristol and Jackrabbit areas, and extends from the West Range, north of Bristol Pass, south to Blind Mountain Spring, in the southern Bristol Range.
Wheeler, 1872, p. 43; Whitehill, 1873, p. 111; Stuart, 1909, p. 133; Hill, 1912, p. 216, 218; Lincoln, 1923, p. 121; Stoddard, 1932, p. 54; Averett, 1962, p. 15; Tschanz and Pampeyan, 1970, p. 129; Papke, 1970, p. 22; Bonham, 1976; Schilling, 1976; Jones, 1984