Danville, Decoy, Deephole, Delamar 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)

Table of Contents

Danville District


Other Names: Chloride

County: Nye

Discovered: 1866

Organized: 1866

Commodities: silver, gold, antimony


The Danville district is centered around Danville and Green Monster Canyons in the central Monitor Range. The district extends north to include Clear Creek Canyon, and south-southwest about 15 miles to include the area west of the Daughtery Ranch.


Angel, 1881, p. 516; Lincoln, 1923, p. 166; Stoddard, 1932, p. 66; Kral, 1951, p. 50;Lawrence, 1963, p. 151; Hall, 1981, p. 33; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 81

Decoy District


County: Elko

Active: 1917-18, 1952

Commodities: manganese, gold, silver


The original Decoy district covered only a small area on the lower west slopes of the central part of the Toano Range. The district is now expanded to cover both slopes of the range,extending generally from Morgan Basin on the south to Thirtymile Canyon on the north.


Stoddard, 1932, p. 29; Gianella, 1945, p. 39; Granger and others, 1957, p. 42; Smith, 1976, p. 48; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 73

Deephole District


Other Names: Deep Hole, Granite Range, Squaw Valley, Gerlach, Miller

County: Washoe

Discovered: 1908

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


Deephole is located in the southern Granite Range, 18 miles northwest of Gerlach. The Gerlach district of Beal (1963) covered this same general area, and the Miller district of Carlson (1974) also may have been in this area.


Hill, 1912, p. 225; Stoddard, 1932, p. 83; Lincoln, 1923, p. 234; U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1939, p. 450; Overton, 1947, p. 61; U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1953, p. 672; Beal, 1963, p. 23; Bonham, 1969, p. 59; Carlson, 1974, p. 60; Bonham, 1976; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 200

Delamar District


Other Names: Ferguson, Cedar

County: Lincoln

Discovered: 1871, 1891

Organized: 1892

Commodities: gold, silver, copper, lead, perlite


Wheeler (1872) included this area in a Cedar district, discovered in 1871 and located “on the western side of Bennett Spring Mountains” (generally west of Meadow Valley Wash and southwest of Clover Valley). The present district, discovered in 1891, was originally named Ferguson and its townsite was Delamar.

Delamar came into use as the district name starting in mid-1930s. The main portion of the Delamar district is located on the western front of the range between Monkey Wrench Wash and Cedar Wash, although the district extends to the east almost to Rainbow Canyon and includes the upper part of Taylor Mine Canyon.


Wheeler, 1872, p. 43; Stuart, 1909, p. 133; Hill, 1912, p. 217; Lincoln, 1923, p. 119; Stoddard, 1932, p. 52; Callaghan, 1937, p. 7-8; Averett, 1962, p. 24; Tschanz and Pampeyan, 1970, p. 136-140; Bonham, 1976

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