Other Names: Rough and Ready
Commodities: lead, silver, gold
This district covers the lower slopes of the southeast flank of the Wood Hills, about 4 miles northeast of Tobar. The Rough and Ready district, containing gold and silver in base- metal ores and described in the Territorial Enterprise (1870) as being located 18 miles from Humboldt Wells and 12 miles from Independence Spring and Cedar Pass stations on the railroad, probably was in this area.
Territorial Enterprise, June 17, 1870, 2:5; Stoddard, 1932, p. 32; Gianella, 1945, p. 43; Granger and others, 1957, p. 104; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 145
Other Names: Mopung Hills
Commodities: silver, antimony, lead
The Lake district includes the southwest portion of the West Humboldt Range, including the Mopung Hills.
Lincoln, 1923, p. 7; Stoddard, 1932, p. 21; Vanderburg, 1940, p. 36; Wiliden and Speed, 1974, p. 77
Lake Range District
Other Names: Big Basin, Sulphur
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, zinc, copper
Located in the Lake Range between Pyramid Lake and Winnemucca Lake. The area extends generally from Big Basin on the south to Tohakum Peak on the north. Washoe County mining records locate a Sulphur district near Sulphur Spring, 10 to 12 miles northeast of Pyramid Lake; this area is possibly now included in the Lake Range district.
Bonham, 1980; Tingley, 1989a, p. 7, Washoe County mining records
Commodities: silver, copper, barite
Includes the drainage of Pony Creek on the west slope of the Sulphur Spring Range north of Coffin Mountain. The only recorded production has been a small amount of barite; current exploration is for gold.
Smith, 1976, p. 101; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 147