Pilot Peak District
Other Names: Pilot, Pilots Peak, Pilot Mountain
Commodities: silver, gold, copper, lead, zinc
The Pilot Peak district is located in the vicinity of Miners Canyon on the southeast flank of Pilot Peak in the Pilot Range, about 1 mile west of the state line. Carlson (1974) described the Pilot mining district as an early district which “included the mountain,” and Smith (1976) described the district as covering only the south end of the Pilot Range, south of Pilot Peak.
Carlson, 1974, p. 190; Smith, 1976, p. 133; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 181
Pine Wood District
County: Lander ?
Perry’s 1865 map showed the Pine Wood district to be located generally north of Ravenswood and southwest of Cortez.The map topography is distorted and the exact location is unknown.
Other Names: Silverado
Commodities: silver, lead, copper, gold, tin
The district is north of U.S. Highway 50 and east of Pinto Summit. The eastern part of the district, mainly in White Pine County, occupies the historic Silverado district in Rescue Canyon west of Silverado Mountain, and includes the site of the old town of Silverado as well as the Alhambra Hills. The western part of the district, mainly in Eureka County, includes the historic Pinto district and the old town of Pinto.
White, 1871, p. 63; Wheeler, 1872, p. 37; Whitehill, 1873, p. 79; Angel, 1881, p. 435; Hose and others, 1976, p. 64
Other Names: Meadow Valley, Ely, Highland
Commodities: silver, lead, gold, copper, zinc, manganese, iron, arsenic, vanadium
The district is centered around the Pioche Hills. Originally named Meadow Valley district, the name was changed to Ely in 1868. The district sometimes includes the Highland district to the west.
White, 1871, p. 101; Whitehill, 1873, p. 81; Angel, 1881, p. 477, 484; Hill, 1912, p. 218; Lincoln, 1923, p. 124; La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Tschanz and Pampeyan, 1970, p. 125