Broken Hills District
Other Names: Hot Spring
Commodities: silver, lead, gold, fluorspar, antimony
The Broken Hills district includes the southern Broken Hills, a low range that defines the north end of Gabbs Valley, as well as a small area on the east slope of the northern Monte Cristo Mountains. The district is confined to the narrow eastern prong of Mineral County, a part of Churchill County, and a small adjacent portion of Nye County.
The original Broken Hills district was confined to metallic deposits in the area of the Broken Hills Mine, and did not extend west into the Monte Cristo Mountains. Fluorspar deposits are located in the Monte Cristo Mountains section. Quartz Mountain, in Nye County to the south and sometimes included in Broken Hills, is considered to be in the separate Lodi district. The southern Monte Cristo Mountains area, included in Broken Hills district by Kleinhampl and Ziony (1984), is in the King district.
Lincoln, 1923, p. 2; Stoddard, 1932, p. 19; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 22; Schrader, 1947, p. 125; Ross, 1961, p. 80; Lawrence, 1963, p. 125; Bonham, 1976; Papke, 1979, p. 8-9 and 29-30; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 63
Other Names: Phonolite, Duluth
Commodities: gold, silver
This district is located in the northern end of the Paradise Range, a short distance south of Burnt Cabin Summit. The district includes the mining camps of Bruner, Phonolite, and Duluth.
Lincoln, 1923, p. 161; Stoddard, 1932, p. 64; Lotz, 1934, p. 22; Kral, 1951, p. 26; Carlson, 1974, p. 102; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 64
Other Names: Mill Canyon
Commodities: gold, silver
Located on the lower east flank of the southern Cortez Mountains about 5 miles east of Cortez. The original Mill Canyon district was located on the northern slope of Mount Tenabo where mines were discovered in 1863. The Buckhorn deposit, 5 miles to the east, was located in 1908. The Mill Canyon mines are now included in the Cortez district, and Buckhorn includes only the eastern section, around the Buckhorn Mine.
Hill, 1912, p. 210; Lincoln, 1923, p. 85; Stoddard, 1932, p. 42; Vanderburg, 1938b, p. 19; Roberts and others, 1967, p. 68
Other Names: North Gillis Range area, Walker Lake
Commodities: copper, tungsten, iron, gold
Occupies most of the northern Gillis Range and extends from the drainages of Wildhorse Canyon, Wovoka Wash, and Hidden Wash on the southeast to the northern flanks of the range. The district is located in T11-12N, R30-31E, and is mostly within the Walker River Indian Reservation.
Bonham, 1980; Wong, 1982, table 1; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 132; Tingley, 1990, p. 29-30
Other Names: Smith Valley
Commodities: iron, copper, gold, silver, titanium, pyrophyllite, andalusite, corundum
At Buckskin at the north end of Smith Valley.
Stuart, 1909, p. 140; Lincoln, 1923, p. 33; Stoddard, 1932, p. 27; Gianella, 1945, p. 33; Overton, 1947, p. 21; Beal, 1963, p. 14; Moore, 1969, p. 29; Papke, 1975, p. 58; Bonham, 1976