Other Names: Copper King, Key West, Great Eastern, Virgin Peak
Commodities: copper, gold, silver, tungsten, nickel, platinum, palladium, cobalt, beryllium, mica, gypsum, uranium, titanium
Originally organized as the Copper King district, the district is located on west side of the Virgin Mountains in the area of the Key West and Great Eastern mines. The Virgin Peak area covers the high central and eastern portion of the Virgin Mountains. All of the Virgin Mountains and Black Ridge, to the west, are included in the present Bunkerville district.
Hill, 1912, p. 201; Lincoln, 1923, p. 18; Stoddard, 1932, p. 24; Vanderburg, 1937b, p. 16; Gianella, 1945, p. 23, 27, 31; Averett, 1962, p. 97; Beal, 1963, p. 11; Longwell and others, 1965, p. 122; Garside, 1973, p. 36; Papke, 1987, p. 7; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 43; Tingley, 1989c, p. 2
Bunkerville Placer District Description
Placer gold is reported in sands and gravels in Nickel Creek (T. 15 S., R. 70 E.) and other creeks to the east of Nickel Creek, in the northern Virgin Mountains near Bunkerville Ridge. No placer production has been reported.
Beal, 1965: Reports placer gold occurrences.
Other Names: Burner Hills
Active: Early 1880s to 1893
Commodities: silver, lead, zinc, arsenic
District covers the Burner Hills, an isolated group of hills about 2 by 3 miles across which rise out of the Owyhee Desert. The district is about 16 miles north of Midas and 10 miles west of Good Hope.
Emmons, 1910, p. 66-67; Lincoln, 1923, p. 38; Stoddard, 1932, p. 29; Gianella, 1945, p. 37; Granger and others, 1957, p. 30; La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Bonham, 1980; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 45
Butte Valley District
County: White Pine
Commodities: gold, antimony, copper
Located west of the Cherry Creek district and includes the eastern part of Butte Valley and the adjacent western portion of the Cherry Creek Range. Originally prospected for antimony, then drilled for copper, the district began gold production in 1989 (Bonham, 1990). Butte Valley is sometimes included in the Cherry Creek district.
Lawrence, 1963, p. 228-229; Tingley and Bentz, 1983; Bonham, 1990, p. 25