Geyser, Gibellini, Gilbert, Gilbert Canyon, Golconda 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

Geyser District


Other Names: Geyser Ranch area

County: White Pine, Lincoln

Discovered: 1918

Commodities: tungsten, silver, gold, manganese


The Geyser district is located on the eastern slope of Mount Grafton in the Schell Creek Range along the White Pine-Lincoln county line. The southern part of the district, containing the manganese occurrence, extends into Lincoln County, and is sometimes included in the Patterson district.


Hill, 1912, p. 217; Hose and others, 1976, p. 53; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 217

Gibellini District


Other Names:

County: Eureka, Nye

Discovered: 1942

Commodities: manganese, zinc, nickel, vanadium, platinum


This district includes the southern tip of the Fish Creek Range, extending from the Gibellini Mine south into Nye County. The district is sometimes included within the adjacent Fish Creek district.


Roberts and others, 1967, p. 85; Schilling, 1976; Wong, 1982, table 1; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 98; Lechler and others, 1988, p. 1

Gilbert District


Other Names: Desert, Castle Rock

County: Esmeralda

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


Located in the eastern part of the Monte Cristo Range. Desert is an alternate name. The Castle Rock area is near the mercury mine in the southern part of district.


Stoddard, 1932, p. 36-37; Lawrence, 1963, p. 64; Gianella, 1945, p. 53; Morrissey, 1968, p. 6; Albers and Stewart, 1972, p. 67

Gilbert Placer District Description

A small amount of placer gold was recovered in 1935 and 1938 from this district, on the inner north slope of the Monte Cristo Range, a crescentic range in northern Esmeralda County (T. 4 N., R. 38 E., unsurveyed). The production in 1938 was recovered from the Gold Ridge claim. The placer gold was probably derived from late Tertiary gold veins in and near stocks of the Oddie Rhyolite.


Ferguson, 1927: Describes lode mines.

Ferguson and others, 1953.

Gilbert Canyon District


County: Elko

Commodities: beryllium, columbium, tantalum, uranium


District includes Gilbert and McCutcheon Creeks, between Green Mountain and Mound Valley on the west slope of the Ruby Mountains.


Smith, 1976, p. 69; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 99

Golconda District


County: Humboldt

Discovered: 1866

Organized: 1866

Commodities: tungsten, manganese, copper, gold, lead, zinc, iron, barite, beryllium


Lies mainly southeast of the town of Golconda and includes the portion of the Edna Mountains lying generally between Golconda and Golconda Summit.


Whitehill, 1877, p. 61; Hill, 1912, p. 213; Lincoln, 1923, p. 97; Stoddard, 1932, p. 45; Vanderburg, 1938a, p. 22; Willden, 1964, table 11; Griffiths, 1964, p. 72-73; Papke, 1984, table 3; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 74

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