County: White Pine
Location is unknown.
Whitehill, 1873, p. 145
Other Names: Black Mountain, Excelsior, Silver Star, Thunder Spring
Commodities: silver, lead, tungsten, copper, uranium, beryllium
Located on the southern flanks of the east-central Excelsior Mountains and includes the portion of the mountains lying generally north and west of Teels Marsh. The district is situated in T5N, R34E, near the historic stageroad from Carson to Belleville. Present Marietta district formed about 1878, the original discoveries were in the Black Mountain area, north of Marietta camp.The district was later included in the adjacent Silver Star district.
A Thunder Spring district was described as being south of the historic Pahdet district (Whisky Flat); the 1880 map shows Marietta to be south of Pahdet and therefore possibly in the area of Thunder Spring.
General Land Office, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 39, 41; Whitehill, 1879, p. 25; Lotz, 1934, p. 21; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 40; Griffiths, 1964, p. 72-73; Garside, 1973, p. 82; Bonham, 1980
Other Names: Sunny Jim, Cornell
Commodities: gold, silver, tungsten
Located in T6N, R26E.The district is partly in Nevada, but the major portion is in California. Masonic may be the historic Cornell district shown on the 1866 map.
General Land Office, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 36; Lotz, 1934, p. 21; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 132
Other Names: Boulder City, Mesabi
Commodities: gold, silver, copper, turquoise, alum
Lotz (1934) located this district in T22S, R64-65E. Averett (1962) placed a Mesabi district at that location, and placed McClanahan about 15 miles to the east, at the mouth of Boulder Canyon in the present Black Mountains district.
Lotz, 1934, p. 17; Gianella, 1945, p. 23; Averett, 1962, p. 67, 69; Morrissey, 1968, p. 3
Other Names: Spanish Springs Valley, Hungry Valley, Sugarloaf Peak area, Pah Rah Range area, Right Hand Canyon area, Stormy Canyon
Commodities: copper, antimony, lead, uranium, titanium
The McClellan district includes Spanish Springs Valley, Hungry Valley, and the Pah Rah Range area, north and northeast of Sparks.The original district boundaries ran from the Coyote Spring area south to Spanish Springs, east to Wilcox Ranch (Canyon?), north along the summit of the range to the head of Piute Canyon, then back to Coyote Canyon. Washoe County mining records describe a Stormy Canyon district located in section 16, T21N, R20E; this area is included in the present McClellan district.
King, 1885, p. 588; Beal, 1963, p. 25; Lawrence, 1963, p. 218, 221; Garside, 1973, p. 105; Wong, 1982, table 1, Washoe County mining records.