Longstreet, Loray, Lucin, Lucky Boy 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

Longstreet District


Other Names: Fresno, Georges Canyon, George Canyon, Mine Canyon

County: Nye

Discovered: 1903

Commodities: gold, silver, lead, zinc


The Longstreet district covers a large area in the southern Monitor Range in the vicinity of Big Ten Peak. The district extends from Hunts Canyon on the north to Saulsbury Basin on the south and from Stone Cabin Valley on the east to Ralston Valley on the west, and includes Georges, Longstreet, and Mine Canyons. According to Kral (1951), Fresno may have been the original district name.


Stuart, 1909, p. 93; Kral, 1951, p. 99; Bonham, 1976; Schilling, 1976; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 138; Jones, 1984

Longstreet Placer District Description

Krai (1951) reports that placer gold has been recovered from gravels in Longstreet Canyon, on the east flank of the Monitor Range (T. 6 N., R. 47 E.). Three nuggets were reported found in the canyon, and some gold was recovered from surface detritus at the mouth of the canyon. The lode deposits of the Longstreet district consist of gold-silver ore in rocks described as rhyolitic tuff. There is no recorded placer production.


Krai, 1951: Locates placers; describes recovery of nuggets.

Loray District


Other Names: Luray, Leroy, Montello, Castle Park, Cobra, Snively

County: Elko

Discovered: 1883

Active: 1917-1921

Commodities: lead, silver, copper, zinc, gold


The district is in T37N, R68E, south of Toano Pass at the north end of the Toano Range. The district covers the general area between Castle Park Well in Pilot Creek Valley and Loray, a siding on the Union Pacific Railroad a few miles southwest of Montello. According to Carlson (1974), this is the location of the Snively district, discovered in 1883.


Lincoln, 1923, p. 50; Stoddard, 1932, p. 32; Gianella, 1945, p. 43; Granger and others, 1957, p. 105; Carlson, 1974, p. 219; Bonham, 1980; Wong, 1982, table 1; LaPointe and others, 1991, p.152

Lucin District


Other Names: Buell, Buel, Lucine

County: Elko

Commodities: lead, zinc, silver, copper, gold, molybdenum


The district covers the northern end of the Pilot Range and is situated about 5 miles east of Tacoma on the Union Pacific Railroad. Most of the district is on Copper Mountain in Utah. The original district name was Lucine.


Whitehill, 1875, p. 34; Angel, 1881, p. 395; Stoddard, 1932, p. 33; Gianella, 1945, p. 43, Bonham, 1980; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 154

Lucky Boy District


Other Names: Hawthorne, Powell Mountain area, Alum Creek

County: Mineral

Discovered: 1907

Commodities: silver, gold, lead, antimony, tungsten, molybdenum, uranium, barite, gypsum


The district is centered about Lucky Boy Pass and extends from Corey Peak on the north to the Powell Mountain area, south of Lucky Boy Pass. Lucky Boy is sometimes included, along with the Pamlico and Ashby districts, in a large Hawthorne district.


Stuart, 1909, p. 61; Hill, 1912, p. 208; Lincoln, 1923, p. 144; Stoddard, 1932, p. 60; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 35; Ross, 1961, p. 82; Lawrence, 1963, p. 124; Garside, 1973, p. 81; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 116

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