Sacramento District (Pershing County)
Other Names: Sacramento Canyon, Oreana
Commodities: silver, lead, gold, tungsten, dumortierite, arsenic
Southernmost district on the west side of the Humboldt Range, opposite the Buena Vista and Indian districts. The Sacramento district extends between Limerick Canyon on the south and Pole Canyon on the north. The original Sacramento district also included the present Rochester district.
General Land Office, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 50; Whitehill, 1873, p. 59; Angel, 1881, p. 452; Lincoln, 1923, p. 215; Stoddard, 1932, p. 79; Vanderburg, 1936b, p. 34; La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Schilling, 1976; Johnson, 1977, p. 85; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 191
Sacramento District (White Pine County)
Other Names: Sacramento Pass
County: White Pine
Commodities: tungsten, gold, silver
Located on the west slope of the Snake Range, west of Sacramento Pass and south of U.S. Highway 50.
White, 1871, p. 83; Angel, 1881, p. 656; Lincoln, 1923, p. 254; Stoddard, 1932, p. 89; Bonham, 1976; Hose and others, 1976, p. 75; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 226
Other Names: Barth, Palisade, Cortez Mountains area, Pine Valley
Discovered: 1869 (?) (1881)
Commodities: iron, silver, lead, copper, gold, antimony
Located in the vicinity of Barth, west of the town of Palisade in Safford and Palisade Canyons. Safford was included in the larger Cortez Mountains area of Shawe and others (1962). Schilling (1976) listed Pine Valley as an alternate name.
Emmons, 1910, p. 110; Hill, 1912, p. 211; Lincoln, 1923, p. 96; Stoddard, 1932, p. 44; Lotz, 1934, p. 19; Vanderburg, 1938b, p. 56, 59; Shawe and others, 1962, p. 86; Lawrence, 1963, p. 70; Roberts and others, 1967, p. 105; Bonham, 1976; Schilling, 1976
St. Thomas District
Other Names: Virgin River, Virgin Valley, Logan
Commodities: sodium chloride, glauberite, silica sand, magnesite
The St. Thomas salt deposit is located along the Virgin River a few miles east of the town of St. Thomas. Most of the area is now submerged beneath waters of the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. Averett (1962) mentioned that St. Thomas may have been called the Logan district.
Whitehill, 1877, p. 90; Lincoln, 1923, p. 28; Vanderburg, 1937b, p. 61; Averett, 1962, p. 90, 97; Longwell and others, 1965, p. 152
San Antone District
Other Names: San Antonio, Liberty, Royston, Cimarron, Potomac, San Lorenzo
Commodities: molybdenum, copper, silver, gold, lead
Located in a low range of mountains that lie across the south end of Smoky Valley. The original district name was San Antonio; San Antone was derived from the name of a stage station to the north. San Antone includes the camps of Liberty, on the west side of range, and Cimmaron, at the north end of range. The western section of the original district is now the separate Royston district.
Stretch, 1867, p. 61: White, 1869, p. 68; Whitehill, 1873, p. 107; Angel, 1881, p. 518; Lincoln, 1923, p. 181; Stoddard, 1932, p. 70; Kral, 1951, p. 157; Bonham, 1976; Hall, 1981, p. 88; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 182