Rock Creek, Rock Hill, Rose Creek, Rosebud 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)

Table of Contents

Rock Creek District


Other Names: Falcon, Divide

County: Elko

Discovered: 1876

Organized: 1876

Commodities: silver, gold, mercury, antimony


The original Rock Creek district included the Falcon Mine area, situated at the head of Rock Creek, about 10 miles west of Tuscarora. The adjacent Divide area, sometimes included in this district, is considered to be a separate district.


Whitehill, 1877, p. 26; Angel, 1881, p. 395; Lincoln, 1923, p. 54; Stoddard, 1932, p. 30, 34; Gianella, 1945, p. 46; Granger and others, 1957, p. 133; Smith, 1976, p. 143; Bonham, 1976; Schilling, 1976; Wong, 1982, table 1; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 194

Rock Hill District


County: Esmeralda

Commodities: tungsten, molybdenum, iron, fluorspar


Located near Redlich Summit, 8 miles north of Coaldale, on the eastern tip of the Candelaria Hills. Rock Hill is east of the Candelaria district.


Albers and Stewart, 1972, p. 70; Papke, 1979, p. 19-20; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 68

Rose Creek District


County: Humboldt, Pershing

Commodities: tungsten, manganese, beryllium


Located in the vicinity of Rose Creek at the northern end of the East Range. Most of the district is in Pershing County, but the northern tip extends into Humboldt County.


Griffiths, 1964, p. 72-73; Johnson, 1977, p. 81; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 189

Rosebud District

Note: The Rosebud placer district description is included in the Rabbit Hole district description.


Other Names: Sawtooth

County: Pershing

Discovered: 1906

Commodities: silver, gold, copper, lead


Located in the vicinity of Rosebud Peak in the Kamma Mountains. Stoddard (1934) used Sawtooth as alternate name but the Sawtooth district is located to the northeast in Humboldt County.


Stuart, 1909, p. 123; Hill, 1912, p. 21 4; Lincoln, 1923, p. 215; Stoddard, 1932, p. 79; Vanderburg, 1936b, p. 30; Johnson, 1977, p. 81

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