Red Ridge District
Located west of Calico Hills, east of Rawhide.
Garside, 1973, p. 77
Reese River District
Other Names: Austin, Amador, Yankee Blade, Simpson’s Park
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, copper, zinc, uranium, molybdenum, antimony, arsenic
The oldest mining district in eastern Nevada. The Amador portion, 6 miles north of Austin around New York Canyon, joined and was later incorporated into the Reese River district. The General Land Office 1866 map showed Simpson’s Park district to cover a large area in the central Toiyabe Range, extending from Austin east to the area of Dry Creek. The Yankee Blade area was situated in a series of canyons 3 to 7 miles northwest of Austin.
General Land Office, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 97-98; White, 1869, p. 44; White, 1871, p. 43; Whitehill, 1873, p. 60; Whitehill, 1875, p. 60; Angel, 1881, p. 475; Hill, 1912, p. 216; Lincoln, 1923, p. 114; Stoddard, 1932, p. 51; Vanderburg, 1939, p. 68; Lawrence, 1963, p. 109; La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Garside, 1973, p. 61-64; Stewart and others, 1977, p. 91
Reese River Placer District Description
The Reese River drains a large part of central Nevada from its head near the southeast summit of Toiyabe Dome in Nye County to where it joins the Humboldt River, east of Battle Mountain, in Lander County. Some placer gold was recovered from somewhere along this large drainage. Vanderburg (1939, table 7) includes the placer gold production with the production from the Reese River lode district at Austin, Lander County (T. 19 N., 44 E.). This district is predominantly a silver district, but minor amounts of gold have been recovered.
Other Names: Black Spring, Royston Hills, Orizaba, Republic Camp, Cloverdale
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, zinc, tungsten, turquoise
The Republic district is located in the northern Royston Hills and includes three general mining areas: mines in the Royston Hills near the camp of Republic (Orizaba Mine area) in the southwest quarter of T8N, R39E; the Cole Springs camp about 1 mile to the southwest in the northeast quarter of T7N, R39E; and a third area about 3 miles to the south in the south-central part of T7N, R39E.
Republic was sometimes included in the Black Spring district, and was included by Kral (1951) in his large Cloverdale district which covered the area from the Nye-Mineral county line to the southern Toiyabe Mountains.
Kral, 1951, p. 43; Jones, 1984; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 180; Stager and Tingley,1988, p.149
Commodities: silver, gold, zinc, lead, antimony, copper, tungsten
The Reveille district is in the northern Reveille Range about 15 miles southeast of Warm Springs. The district is centered at the crest and on the west side of the range in T2N, R51aE.
Stretch, 1867, p. 63; White, 1869, p. 77; White, 1871, p. 92; Whitehill, 1873, p. 110; Whitehill, 1877, p. 109; Hill, 1912, p. 223; Lincoln, 1923, p. 179; Stoddard, 1932, p. 70; Kral, 1951, p. 141; Lawrence, 1963, p. 135; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 168; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 148