Risue Canyon, Roberts, Robinson, Robinson Mountain 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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Risue Canyon District


Other Names: Wellington

County: Douglas

Commodities: gold, silver, tungsten, molybdenum


Located in Risue Canyon, near the state line in southern Douglas County. Moore (1969) included Risue Canyon in the Wellington district.


Moore, 1969, p. 30; Bonham, 1980; Tingley, 1990, p. 144

Roberts District


County: Eureka

Discovered: 1870

Commodities: lead, zinc, copper, silver


Located in T24N, R48E on the western slope of the Simpson Park (Dry Creek) Mountains, south of McClusky Pass and north of Walti Hot Springs.


White, 1871, p. 44; Whitehill, 1875, p. 61; Angel, 1881, p. 475; Lincoln, 1923, p. 96; Stoddard, 1932, p. 44; Roberts and others, 1967, p. 104

Robinson District


Other Names: Ely, Ruth, Kimberly, Mineral City, New

County: White Pine

Discovered: 1864

Organized: 1868

Commodities: copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead, iron, manganese, tungsten, molybdenum, rhenium, platinum, palladium, nickel


The Robinson district is centered near the towns of Ely and Ruth, in the Egan Range. Originally organized as the Robinson district and includes the towns of Ely, East Ely, Ruth, Reipetown, Veteran, Kimberly, and Lane City (formerly Mineral City). New was located 7 miles west of the site of Mineral City.


White, 1871, p. 86; Wheeler, 1872, p. 42; Whitehill, 1873, p. 144; Raymond, 1874, p. 171; Angel, 1881, p. 661; Hill, 1912, p. 227; Lincoln, 1923, p. 245; Stoddard, 1932, p. 87; Bonham, 1976; Hose and others, 1976, p. 64; Wong, 1982, table 1; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 226

Robinson Mountain District


Other Names: Copper Canyon

County: Elko

Commodities: gold, barite, vanadium, uranium


The district includes both slopes of the Sulphur Spring Range for about 3 miles north and south of Robinson Mountain. The area in the drainage basin of Robinson Creek, on the east slope of the Sulphur Spring Range, is also known as the Copper Canyon district. The district has produced only minor amounts of barite, but contains substantial gold resources in disseminated deposits.


Smith, 1976, p. 143; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 193; Bonham and Hess, 1996, p. 21

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