Other Names: Columbus, Mineral, Belleville
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, antimony, copper, nickel, variscite, turquoise, barite
Covers most of the Candelaria Hills between Miller Mountain, Little Summit, Tonopah Junction, and Columbus Marsh. All of this area was in historic Esmeralda County, but fell into Mineral County when Mineral was created from Esmeralda. The original Columbus district included all of the area between Teels Marsh, Rhodes Marsh, Fish Lake Valley, and the summit of the Monte Cristo Range. The Mineral district was annexed to the Columbus district in 1865. A townsite formed in 1875 was named Candelaria, and this name came into use for the district by 1880. The Belleville section is in T4N, R34E.
Stretch, 1867, p. 41; White, 1871, p. 108; Whitehill, 1873, p. 34; Angel, 1881, p. 414; Hill, 1912, p. 206; Lincoln, 1923, p. 141; Stoddard, 1932, p. 58; Lotz, 1934, p. 21; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 25; Page, 1959, p. 2-11; Ross, 1961, p. 81; Lawrence, 1963, p. 115; Shamberger, 1978, p. 1-2; Papke, 1984, table 3
Carico Lake District
Other Names: Ravenswood
Commodities: turquoise, gold (?), manganese
Located south of Carico Lake, in the area of Red Mountain. Vanderburg (1939) included part of this area (the manganese occurrence) in the Ravenswood district.
Vanderburg, 1939, p. 61; Tingley and Smith, 1983
Other Names: Rain, Carlin trend
Commodities: gold, silver, diatomite, oil shale, barite, uranium, vanadium, zinc, manganese
The Carlin district covers the southern end of the Tuscarora Mountains north of the town of Carlin, and the northern end of the Piñon Range immediately south of Carlin. The southeast portion of the district, in the vicinity of the Rain Gold Mine, is sometimes referred to as the Rain subdistrict of the Carlin Trend. The Carlin Trend is 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.
Hill, 1912, p. 203; Lincoln, 1923, p. 38; Stoddard, 1932, p. 29; Gianella, 1945, p. 37; Granger and others, 1957, p. 31; Smith, 1976, p. 32; Ryneer, 1987, p. 265; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 49; Thoreson, 1991, p. 635
Carson City District
Other Names: Carson, Bald Mountain
County: Carson City
Commodities: gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, sandstone, cinder
The district includes the southern slope of the Virginia Range, north of Carson City, and the area of Prison Hill, south of Carson City. According to Washoe County mining records, the Bald Mountain district was located north of Carson City in the vicinity of Sugarloaf and Nine Hill in section 27, T16N, R19E; most of the old district is included in the present Carson City district.
Lincoln, 1923, p. 199; Overton, 1947, p. 40; Moore, 1969, p. 31; Garside, 1973, p. 17; Papke, 1973; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 29; Carson City mining records