Schellbourne, Scossa, Scraper Springs, Seaman Range 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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Schellbourne District


Other Names: Aurum, Schell Creek

County: White Pine

Discovered: 1871

Organized: 1871

Commodities: silver, tungsten


This district is located in the vicinity of Lovell Peak on the crest of the Schell Creek Range, north of Schellbourne Pass. Schellbourne is the northernmost of the five small districts sometimes included in the large Aurum district that covered all of the northern Schell Creek Range. Schellbourne was included, at one time, with the Siegel and Ruby Hill districts in the historic Schell Creek district.


Hill, 1912, p. 226, 228; Lincoln, 1923, p. 241; Stoddard, 1932, p. 85; Hose and others, 1976, p. 43; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 205

Scossa District

Note: The Scossa placer district description is included in the Antelope District description.


County: Pershing

Discovered: 1930

Commodities: gold, silver, titanium


District is mostly in section 10, T33N, R30E.


Jones and others, 1931, p. 5; Stoddard, 1932, p. 80; Vanderburg, 1936b, p. 36; Beal, 1963, p. 22; Johnson, 1977, p. 87

Scraper Springs District


County: Elko

Commodities: zunyite, barite, silver


Located in the vicinity of Scraper Springs and Scraper Summit, about 10 miles northeast of Midas.


Bentz and Tingley, 1983, p. 184; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 198

Seaman Range District


County: Lincoln, Nye

Commodities: gold, mercury, uranium, copper, zinc


Located in the area of Timber Mountain, south of Timber Mountain Pass in the Seaman Range. The major part of the district is in Lincoln County, but it also extends north into Nye County.


Tingley and Castor, 1991, p. 59; Tingley, 1991, p. 23

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