Jackson, Jackson Mountains, Jamestown 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

Jackson District


Other Names: Gold Park, North Union, Barnes’ Park, Burnes’ Park, Southern Shoshone Mountains, Breyfogle

County: Nye, Lander

Discovered: 1864

Organized: 1878

Commodities: gold, silver, lead, copper, uranium


Located in Gold Park, a basin on the west slope of the central Shoshone Range near the Nye-Lander County border. Organized as the Barnes’ Park district on Nov. 16, 1863 (Reese River Revielle). The same area was organized as the North Union district in 1864 and reorganized as the Jackson district in 1878. The district is partly in Lander County but most mines are in Nye County. Stretch (1867) placed the Burnes’ (a misspelling of Barnes, the original locator) Park district in this area.

Most of the district is on the west side of the Shoshone Range, but areas several miles to the east and south have also been included within the district. The Nevada Mining Investor (1906) described a Breyfogle district, 35 miles south of Austin in the Shoshone Range, that may have been in this area.


Stretch, 1867, p. 57; Angel, 1881, p. 517; Nevada Mining Investor, Dec. 1, 1906, 26:1; Lincoln, 1923, p. 170; Stoddard, 1932, p. 67, 50; Kral, 1951, p. 76; Bonham, 1970; Garside, 1973, p. 85; Stewart and others, 1977, p. 82; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 111

Jackson Mountains District


Other Names: Jackson Creek

County: Humboldt

Commodities: iron, copper, lead, silver, tungsten, nickel, titanium


Centered on Trout Creek, in the northern part of the Jackson Mountains east of Jackson Creek; first known as Jackson Creek district.


Hill, 1912, p. 213; Lincoln, 1923, p. 98; Stoddard, 1932, p. 45; Beal, 1963, p. 17; Willden, 1964, table 16, 17; Bonham and others, 1985; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 96

Jamestown District


Other Names: Wellington

County: Nye

Discovered: 1907

Commodities: gold, silver, copper


The Jamestown district is located in northern Pahute Mesa, a few miles north- west of Mount Helen, on the old Goldfield-Antelope Springs road. The area is sometimes included in the Wellington district which is located further to the north in the southwest flank of the Cactus Range.


Lotz, 1934, p. 22; Kral, 1951, p. 211; Cornwall, 1972, p. 41; Bonham, 1976; Tingley and others, 1997, p. 7-76

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