Shady Run District
Other Names: Fondaway, Silver Hill
Commodities: gold, tungsten, mercury, antimony, silver, lead
Located on west side of the Stillwater Range, between Fondaway and Mill Canyons. Shady Run was within the large Silver Hill district of DeGroot (1863).
DeGroot, 1863; Stuart, 1909, p. 110; Lincoln, 1923, p. 9; Stoddard, 1932, p. 22; Vanderburg, 1940, p. 43; Schrader, 1947, p. 305, 306; Vanderburg, 1940, p. 43; Willden and Speed, 1974, p. 82; Bonham, 1976; Lawrence, 1963, p. 37; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 36
Other Names: Willow Creek
Commodities: silver, lead
The settlement of Sharp, in the old Sharp mining district, was at the mouth of Little Cherry Creek, southeast of Adaven. The Sharp district, along with the Quinn Canyon fluorite district and the Willow Creek area on the west side of the range, was included by Kral (1951) and Kleinhampl and Ziony (1984) in a large Willow Creek district that covered most of the southern Quinn Canyon Range.
Kral, 1951, p. 212, 216; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 227
Other Names: Alaska, Sheepshead, Buffalo, Buffalo Springs, Smoke Creek Desert area
Commodities: perlite, clay, zeolite, sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, gold
Located 15 miles west of Renard. Salt was produced as early as 1865 from salt works at Buffalo Springs. The Alaska district was organized in this area in 1867, covering a 10-mile square centered on “Salt Spring.”
Eastern Slope, October 12, 1867, 2:3; Hill, 1912, p. 226; Lincoln, 1923, p. 233; Stoddard, 1932, p. 84; Overton, 1947, p. 59, 85; Papke, 1969, p. 127; Papke, 1976, p. 10-11; Tingley, 1989a, p. 15
Other Names: Bloody Run, Santa Rosa
Discovered: 1860s; 1922
Commodities: tungsten, molybdenum, gold, silver
Located 25 miles north of Winnemucca in the Bloody Run Hills, the southeastern extension of the Santa Rosa Range. Sherman includes the China Garden area, southwest of Paradise Hill. The district was called the Santa Rosa district in the 1860s; the Sherman name came into use following discoveries in the north end of the Santa Rosa Range in 1922.
Stretch, 1867, p. 55; Stoddard, 1932, p. 47; Vanderburg, 1938a, p. 42; Bonham, 1976; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 92