Mud Springs, Muddy Mountains, Muncy Creek, Muttlebury 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)

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Mud Springs District


Other Names: Medicine Springs, Dead Horse, Butte Valley

County: Elko

Discovered: 1910

Commodities: lead, silver, zinc, gold, copper


The Mud Springs district covers the northern end of the Medicine Range, in the area between Medicine Spring and Mud Spring.


Lincoln, 1923, p. 52; Stoddard, 1932, p. 33; Gianella, 1945, p. 45; Granger and others, 1957, p. 123; Smith, 1976, p. 128; Bonham, 1976; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 176

Muddy Mountains District


Other Names: Callville Wash, Logan, Valley of Fire, West End, White Basin, St. Thomas, Overton, Muddy

County: Clark

Discovered: 1920

Commodities: borates, bentonite, gypsum, magnesite, sodium sulfate


The Muddy Mountains are north of the Colorado River, west of the Overton Arm of Lake Mead, and south of the Moapa district. Callville Wash, Valley of Fire, West End, and White Basin are all within the Muddy Mountains district. Averett (1962) included the magnesite deposits in Magnesite Wash, about 5 miles southwest of Overton, in an Overton district.

Copper and silver production credited to the Logan district, described as being in this area, probably originated from either the Mormon Mountains or from the nearby Gold Butte district rather than from the Muddy Mountains.


U.S. Geological Survey, 1908, p. 473; Hill, 1912, p. 202; Lincoln, 1923, p. 23; Stoddard, 1932, p. 25; Vanderburg, 1937b, p. 57; Nevada State Writers Project, 1941, p. 17; Gianella, 1945, p. 23, 28, 32; Averett, 1962, p. 64, 76; Longwell and others, 1965, p. 150-154, 157- 158; Carlson, 1974, p. 244

Muncy Creek District


Other Names: Aurum, Silver Mountain

County: White Pine

Discovered: 1871

Commodities: zinc, copper, lead, silver, tungsten


Located on the east side of the Schell Creek Range at Muncy Creek. Originally known as the Silver Mountain district, Muncy Creek is the southernmost of five small districts sometimes grouped into the large Aurum district that covered all of the northern Schell Creek Range.


Hill, 1912, p. 226; Hill, 1916, p. 192; Lincoln, 1923, p. 241; Stoddard, 1932, p. 85; Hose and others, 1976, p. 44; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 206

Muttlebury District


Other Names: Muttleberry

County: Pershing

Commodities: silver, lead, antimony, copper, gold, gypsum


Located in the West Humboldt Range in T26-27N, R32E.


Lincoln, 1923, p. 211; Stoddard, 1932, p. 78; Vanderburg, 1936b, p. 22; Lawrence, 1963, p. 197; Johnson, 1977, p. 74; Bonham, 1980

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