Silver King District
Other Names: Sunnyside (Nye County)
Commodities: silver, lead, gold, copper
The Silver King district includes a small area near Silver King Well on the west side of the southern Schell Creek Range (historic Lake Valley Range) in T7N, R62E, 16 miles northwest of Bristol, Lincoln County, and about 12 miles southeast of Sunnyside, Nye County.
Angel, 1881, p. 485; Lotz, 1934, p. 22; Averett, 1962, p. 88; Tschanz and Pampeyan, 1970, p. 175
Silver Peak District
Other Names: Mineral Ridge, Red Mountain, Argentite, Minnesota
Commodities: silver, gold, lead
Located mostly northeast of Silver Peak. Discovered and organized slightly later (1864) than the adjacent Red Mountain district (1863). Albers and Stewart (1972) included both Silver Peak and Red Mountain in their Silver Peak district. Argentite is an alternate name for the Red Mountain portion of the district. Stretch (1867) described a Minnesota district that was located “southeast of Columbus and north of Silver Peak” which was probably in the area of Minnesota Spring on the north edge of Silver Peak.
Stretch, 1867, p. 41, 42; White, 1869,p. 96, and 1871, p. 106; Angel, 1881, p. 418; Hill, 1912, p. 209; Lincoln, 1923, p. 81; Stoddard, 1932, p. 40; Gianella, 1945, p. 59; Albers and Stewart, 1972, p. 71
Silver Star District
Other Names: Gold Range, Mina, Excelsior, Camp Douglas, Marietta, Black Mountain
Commodities: tungsten, silver, lead, copper, gold, uranium, antimony, montmorillonite clay, manganese, beryllium
The Silver Star district lies between Garfield Flat on the northwest and Soda Springs Valley on the east and southeast, and includes the area on the north and south slopes of Thunder Mountain and Silver Dyke Canyon. Silver Star was included in a large Excelsior district on the General Land Office 1866 map. The area was known as Marietta in 1879. The Silver Star district of Lincoln (1923) included the Gold Range, or Mina, district on the northeast, near the town of Mina, and the Marietta or Black Mountain district on the southwest, in the vicinity of Marietta.
The present Silver Star district is confined to the northeastern section of the old district, including the Gold Range-Mina area around Camp Douglas. Marietta is considered to be a separate district. The Silver Star district also includes prospects near Sodaville, along the east flank of the Excelsior Range.
Stretch, 1867, p. 41; General Land Office, 1866; Whitehill, 1879, p. 25; Hill, 1912, p. 209; Lincoln, 1923, p. 154; Stoddard, 1932, p. 61; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 71; Ross, 1961, 84; Lawrence, 1963, p. 117; Griffiths, 1964, p. 72-73; Papke, 1970, p. 26; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 129
Silver Star Placer District Description
Placer gold was recovered from the Big Dyke claim in the Silver Star district (Tps. 4-6 N., Rs. 32-34 E.). The district covers a large area in the Excelsior Mountains in southern Mineral County, and contains gold-silver veins with some tungsten. Free gold is found in brecciated and hydrothermally altered andesites in the eastern part of Gamp Douglas area in the Silver Star district (T. 6 N., R. 34 E.).
Other Names: Silver Bow, Breen Creek
Commodities: silver, gold
Silverbow is located on the west flank of the Kawich Range in the vicinity of Silverbow Springs south of Kawich.
Ball, 1905, p. 65, and 1907, p. 109; Stuart, 1909, p. 92; Hill, 1912, p. 223; Lincoln, 1923, p. 182; Stoddard, 1932, p. 71; Kral, 1951, p. 161; Cornwall, 1972, p. 40; Bonham, 1976