Risue Canyon District
Other Names: Wellington
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
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
Other Names: Ely, Ruth, Kimberly, Mineral City, New
County: White Pine
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
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