Hooker, Hunter, Huntington Creek, Huntoon 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

Hooker District


Other Names: Granite Point

County: Pershing

Discovered: 1941

Commodities: tungsten, molybdenum


The Hooker district is located in the central Selenite Range between Kumiva Peak on the south and Luxor Peak on the north. The Hooker district is sometimes extended to include gypsum mines in the area north of Luxor Peak. The gysum deposits are considered to be in the separate Gerlach district. Washoe County mining records mention a Granite Point district located 6 miles north of Lake Winnemucca that is possibly included in the present Hooker district.


Overton, 1947, p. 85; Johnson, 1977, p. 58; Wong, 1982, table 1; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 161; Tingley, 1989a, p. 4; Washoe County mining records

Hunter District


County: White Pine

Discovered: 1871

Organized: 1871

Commodities: lead, copper, silver, gold, uranium


Situated on the western slope of the northern Egan Range, 10 miles south of Egan Canyon and about 15 miles north of Robinson Summit.


Whitehill, 1873, p. 145; Whitehill, 1877, p. 171; Angel, 1881, p. 654; King, 1885, p. 580; Hill, 1912, p. 227; Lincoln, 1923, p. 251; Stoddard, 1932, p. 87; Garside, 1973, p. 108; Hose and others, 1976, p. 54

Huntington Creek District


County: Eureka, White Pine

Active: 1950

Commodities: copper, zinc, silver


Located in the vicinity of Diamond Peak on the Eureka-White Pine county line in the northern Diamond Mountains. The district includes the upper drainage of Davis Canyon in Eureka County, on the west side of the mountains, and the area west of Huntington Creek in White Pine County, on the east side of the mountains.


Hose and others, 1976, p. 55

Huntoon District


Other Names: Huntoon Valley area, Hontoon, Van Horn, Vanhorn

County: Mineral

Discovered: 1866

Commodities: gold, silver


The Huntoon district lies in T3N, R31E along northwestern side of Huntoon Valley on the southeastern flank of the Excelsior Mountains, about 25 miles south of Hawthorne. The district includes the lower slopes of the Excelsior Mountains on the west side of the valley, and the low hills that separate Huntoon Valley from Teels Marsh on the east. This area was included in the historic Van Horn district of DeGroot (1863) southeast of Aurora in the [Excelsior] range of mountains east of Dexter’s Station and nearly due north of the Montgomery district.


DeGroot, 1863; Stretch, 1867, p. 36; Lotz, 1934, p. 21; Tingley, 1990, p. 88

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