Snowstorm Mountains, Sodaville, Southeastern, Spencer Hot Springs 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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Snowstorm Mountains District


County: Elko

Commodities: gold


Located on the north slope of the northern Snowstorm Mountains, mainly in the vicinity of First Creek and Snowstorm Creek.


Bentz and Tingley, 1983, p. 187; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 201

Sodaville District


Other Names: Pilot Mountains

County: Mineral

Active: 1917-1918

Commodities: manganese, tungsten


Includes a small area in the vicinity of Soda Springs, west of Sodaville. Sodaville was used as an alternate name for the Pilot Mountains district by Lincoln (1923), but Lincoln did not include the area of the present Sodaville district in his Pilot Mountains district.


Hill, 1912, p. 209; Pardee and Jones, 1920, p. 234; Lincoln, 1923, p. 147; Stoddard, 1932, p. 62; Lotz, 1934, p. 21; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 50; Ross, 1961, p. 83; Bonham, 1976; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 129

Southeastern District


Other Names: Arrowhead, Arrow

County: Lincoln

Discovered: 1870

Organized: 1870

Commodities: copper, lead, silver


Situated in a canyon on the western slope of the northern section of the Las Vegas Range (northern Pintwater Range), about 75 miles north of Las Vegas. The original district name was Southeastern; Arrowhead is the name of the principal mine.


Whitehill, 1873, p. 97; Angel, 1881, p. 486; Averett, 1962, p. 89; Tschanz and Pampeyan, 1970, p. 176; Tingley, 1989b, p. 7

Spencer Hot Springs District


Other Names: Linka, Spencer Hot Springs area, Spencers Hot Spring

County: Lander

Discovered: 1941

Commodities: tungsten, molybdenum, copper, silver


Located north of Pete’s Canyon on the east side of Smoky Valley, southeast of Austin. This area is sometimes called Linka for the Linka tungsten mine, the major mine in the district.


Stewart and others, 1977, p. 96; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 100

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