Nevada, New Pass, New York, Newark 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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Nevada District


Other Names: Tamerlane

County: White Pine

Discovered: 1869

Organized: 1869

Commodities: manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper


The Nevada district is situated within Tamberlaine Canyon, in the western foothills of the Schell Creek Range about 10 miles southeast of Ely. The mining camp was known as Tamerlane.


White, 1871, p. 84; Whitehill, 1875, p. 87; Whitehill, 1877, p. 166; Angel, 1881, p. 655; Lincoln, 1923, p. 252; Stoddard, 1932, p. 88; Hose and others, 1976, p. 58

New Pass District


Other Names: Franklin

County: Churchill, Lander

Organized: 1864

Commodities: gold, silver, manganese


Located north of New Pass Summit in the Shoshone Mountains about 30 miles east of Austin. The mines are located on the Lander-Churchill County line.


Stretch, 1867, p. 28; White, 1869, p. 87; Angel, 1881, p. 366; Lincoln, 1923, p. 114; Stoddard, 1932, p. 50; Vanderburg, 1939, p. 65; Stewart and others, 1977, p. 88; Hall, 1994, p. 103.

New York District


County: Eureka ?





Perry’s 1865 map shows the New York district located south of the Emigrant Road, roughly north of the Cortez district.The topography depicted on the historic map is so distorted that the exact location cannot be determined.


Perry, 1865

Newark District


Other Names: Strawberry

County: White Pine

Discovered: 1866

Organized: 1866

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


Located on the east side of the Diamond Range, mainly on the lower eastern slopes of Newark Mountain in the vicinity of the Bay State Mine. The original district name was Newark, but Strawberry was used by Hill (1912).


Stretch, 1867, p. 98; White, 1869, p. 48; White, 1871, p. 65; Whitehill, 1879, p. 155; Angel, 1881, p. 655; Hill, 1912, p. 227; Lincoln, 1923, p. 252; Stoddard, 1932, p. 88; Hose and others, 1976, p. 59; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 221

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