Mineral Hill District
Other Names: Cascade
Commodities: silver, lead, zinc, copper, gold, antimony, molybdenum
The district is at Mineral Hill, a ridge extending from the western slope of the Sulphur Spring Range. Stretch (1867) and Todd and Welton (1866) placed a Cascade district in the general vicinity of the present Mineral Hill district.
Todd and Welton, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 98; White, 1871, p. 55; Wheeler, 1872, p. 35; Whitehill, 1873, p. 22; Angel, 1881, p. 435; Hill, 1912, p. 211; Lincoln, 1923, p. 95; Stoddard, 1932, p. 43; Vanderburg, 1838b, p. 51; Lawrence, 1963, p. 69; Roberts and others, 1967, p. 98
Other Names: North Muddy Mountains, Big Muddy, Riley
Commodities: gypsum, magnesite, silica, uranium
The Moapa district includes the North Muddy Mountains . The Riley district, described by Averett (1962) as being west of Logandale, was the site of a week-long gold rush in 1893.
Lincoln, 1923, p. 22; Lotz, 1934, p. 17; Vanderburg, 1937b, p. 56; Averett, 1962, p.70, 83; Garside, 1973, p. 22; Tingley, 1989c, p. 6
Moapa (Muddy River) Placer District Description
In 1912 and 1932, small amounts of placer gold were recovered from the Logan and Muddy River (Moapa) districts. These districts (in T. 15 S., Rs. 66 and 67 E.) are along the Muddy River, a major tributary to the Colorado River. In 1931 very fine placer gold was discovered in bottom-land gravels along the Muddy River, 3 miles southwest of Moapa, but the deposit was considered to be uneconomic.
The gold recovered from the Logan district (Logandale is 8 miles southeast of Moapa) probably came from the Muddy River gravels, although the Logan district may be synonomous with the Bunkerville or Gold Butte (20 miles east of Logandale).
Nolan, 1936a: Reports placer bullion shipped from Logan district; questions location.
Vanderburg, 1936a: Describes placer deposits near Moapa; reports uneconomic concentration.
Modarelli-Frenchie Creek District
Other Names: Modarelli, Frenchie Creek, Amarilla, Cortez Mountains area
Located in the Cortez Mountains, southeast of Frenchie Creek about 22 miles south of Palisade. Originally named Modarelli for the Modarelli (Amarilla) iron mine. The district was included in a larger Cortez Mountains area by Shawe and others (1962). The Modarelli-Frenchie Creek name was used by Roberts and others (1967).
Gianella, 1945, p. 63; Shawe and others, 1962, p. 86; Roberts and others, 1967, p. 99; Wong, 1982, table 1
Commodities: silver, lead, gold, copper, mercury
Montezuma is located 7 miles west of Goldfield, on and around Montezuma Peak at the northern end of the Montezuma Range.
White, 1871, p. 88; Whitehill, 1873, p. 40; Angel, 1881, p. 417; Hill, 1912, p. 208; Lincoln, 1923, p. 78; Stoddard, 1932, p. 40; Bailey and Phoenix, 1944, p. 76; Gianella, 1945, p. 58; Albers and Stewart, 1972, p. 70