Rebel Creek District
Note: The Rebel Creek placer district description is included in the National District page.
Other Names: Willow Creek, New Goldfields
Commodities: silver, gold
The Rebel Creek district is on the western slope of the northern Santa Rosa Range, extending generally from Canyon Creek on the north to Rebel Creek or Sawtooth Mountain on the south.
Hill, 1912, p. 214; Lincoln, 1923, p. 101; Stoddard, 1932, p. 46; Willden, 1964, tables 22, 23
Red Butte District
Commodities: copper, silver, antimony, mercury, lead, zinc
The Red Butte district lies about 17 miles northwest of Jungo in the vicinity of Red Butte and Navajo Peak in the southern Jackson Mountains.
Hill, 1912, p. 214; Lincoln, 1923, p. 102; Stoddard, 1932, p. 47; Vanderburg, 1938a, p. 41; Lawrence, 1963, p. 87; Willden, 1964, tables 16, 17
Red Canyon District
Other Names: Silver Lake, Bullionville, Eagle, Mammoth Eagle, Pine Nut
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, antimony, copper
Located in T11N, R22E, in the Pine Nut Range southeast of Carson Valley, a short distance north of the historic road leading in to the Walker River and Mono Lake regions. The General Land Office 1866 map included this district in the Eagle district. Stretch (1867) included the district in the Pine Nut district. Both of these historic districts also included Gardnerville and parts of the Mountain House district.
General Land Office, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 20; Angel, 1881, p. 374-375; Hill, 1912, p. 203; Lincoln, 1923, p. 36; Stoddard, 1932, p. 28; Lotz, 1934, p. 17; Gianella, 1945, p. 34; Overton, 1947, p. 29; Lawrence, 1963, p. 42; Moore, 1969, p. 30
Red Mountain (Esmeralda County) District
Other Names: Argentite, Silver Peak, Cottonwood, Independence
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, zinc, copper, uranium
Located in the high mountains southeast of Fish Lake Valley, the Red Mountain district joins the Silver Peak district on the west. The original district name was Red Mountain. Lincoln (1923) defined an Argentite district in the western part of the original Red Mountain district, but combined the eastern portion of the Red Mountain district with the Silver Peak district. Both Red Mountain and Argentite areas sometimes were included in a large Silver Peak district.
The historic Cottonwood district covered part of this district as well as Fish Lake Marsh and Fish Lake Valley districts to the west. According to the Territorial Enterprise (1866), the north half of the Cottonwood district was overlapped by the Independence district, and Cottonwood was on the west slope of Red Mountain. Stretch (1867) said the Cottonwood district boundaries began 1.5 miles north of Fish Lake Valley and extended west to the summit of the White Mountains.
Territorial Enterprise, July 4, 1866, 1:3; Stretch, 1867, p. 41, 44; White, 1869, p. 95; White, 1871, p. 106; Angel, 1881, p. 418; Lincoln, 1923, p. 60; Stoddard, 1932, p. 36; Albers and Stewart, 1972, p. 71; Garside, 1973, p. 54; Keith, 1977, p. 38
Red Mountain District (Lyon, Storey Counties)
Other Names: Iron Mountain
Commodities: iron, tungsten
Located in T17-18N, R23E, on the east flank of the Virginia Range. Most of the district is in Lyon County. The original name was Red Mountain; the Iron Mountain name was used by Lotz (1934).
Hill, 1912, p. 218; Stoddard, 1932, p. 56; Lotz, 1934, p. 21; Stoddard and Carpenter, 1950, p. 80; Moore, 1969, p. 24; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 112, 198