Corral Canyon, Corral Creek, Cortez, Cottonwood Districts

Publication Info:
Nevada Mining Districts (Compiled Reports)
The Districts Described in This Section are from the following publications:

Mining Districts of Nevada - Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 (updated 1998); Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada - USGS Bulletin 1356 (1973)

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Corral Canyon District


Other Names: Silver Hill

County: Churchill

Commodities: gold, titanium, iron


Located in the vicinity of the mouth of Corral Canyon, east slope of the Stillwater Range about 6 miles southwest of Boyer Ranch. The area is within the large Silver Hill district of DeGroot (1863).


DeGroot, 1863; Shawe and others, 1962, p. 124; Willden and Speed, 1974, p. 64; Tingley, 1990, p. 50

Corral Creek District


Other Names: Ruby Range, Ruby Mountain Range

County: Elko

Commodities: lead, zinc, silver, copper, tungsten, beryllium


Located in T28N, R57E on the western slope of the Ruby Mountains, 2 miles south of Harrison Pass. The district includes the drainage area of Corral Creek and its tributaries. Included by Stoddard (1932) in the large Ruby Range area.


Stoddard, 1932, p. 34; Smith, 1976, p. 48; Wong, 1982, table 1; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 54; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 71

Cortez District


Other Names: Cortez-Mill Canyon, Mill Canyon, Bullion Hill, Mount Tenabo, Tenabo

County: Eureka, Lander

Discovered: 1863

Organized: 1863

Commodities: gold, silver, lead, copper, zinc, antimony, mercury, turquoise, arsenic


Most of this district is located in Eureka County, only the small western portion is in Lander County. The original district was located on the western slope of Mount Tenabo, and the separate Mill Canyon district covered the eastern slope. Mill Canyon later was expanded east to include Buckhorn, then separated from Buckhorn district and is now included in the expanded Cortez district.


Stretch, 1867, p. 101; White, 1869, p. 44; Whitehill, 1873, p. 66; Angel, 1881, p. 428; Hill, 1912, p. 210, 215; Lincoln, 1923, p. 86; Stoddard, 1932, p. 42; Vanderburg, 1938b, p. 22; Bailey and Phoenix, 1944, p. 79; Lawrence, 1963, p. 69; La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Roberts and others, 1967, p. 69; Stewart and others, 1977, p. 77; Wong, 1982, table 1

Cottonwood District


Other Names: Cottonwood Canyon, Round Hole

County: Washoe

Discovered: 1870s


Commodities: silver, lead, copper, gold, tungsten, antimony


Includes all of the Fox Range.


Hill, 1912, p. 225; Lincoln, 1923, p. 233; Stoddard, 1932, p. 83; Lawrence, 1963, p. 223; Bonham, 1969, p. 53; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 199; Tingley, 1989a, p. 3

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