Stateline Peak, Steamboat Springs, Steiner Canyon 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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Stateline Peak District


Other Names: Peterson Mountain, Seven Lakes Mountain, Antelope

County: Washoe

Discovered: 1887

Commodities: gold, silver, copper, uranium, thorium and rare earths


Includes Peterson Mountain area along State Line, and Seven Lakes Mountain area, to the east. Washoe County mining claim records locate an Antelope district in the Antelope (Peterson ?) Mountains, 2 miles northwest of Cold Springs. This district was in the vicinity of the Antelope Mine and is within the present Stateline Peak district.


Bonham, 1969, p. 88; Garside, 1973, p. 101, 103; Washoe County mining records

Steamboat Springs District


Other Names: Evans Creek, Hunter Creek

County: Washoe

Discovered: 1875

Commodities: mercury, sulfur, antimony


Located 7 miles southwest of Reno in low foothills bordering the Carson Range. The district extends from Steamboat Springs area on the southeast to Evans Creek and Hunter Creek area on the northwest. The Hunter Creek district was in the vicinity of Hunter, south of the Truckee River on the west side of Reno and is probably included in the present Steamboat district.


Territorial Enterprise, January 21, 1876, 2:4; Whitehill, 1877, p. 157; Hill, 1912, p. 226; Lincoln, 1923, p. 239; Stoddard, 1932, p. 84; Overton, 1947, p. 82; Lawrence, 1963, p. 223; Bonham, 1969, p. 87

Steiner Canyon District


Other Names: Bobtown, Mount Vernon

County: Lander

Commodities: gold (placer), zeolite


Located in T24 and 25N, R43E. The district includes the Steiner Canyon placer deposits, located near Bobtown, as well as the area of the large Reese River zeolite deposit of Papke (1972). The Mount Vernon district of Stretch (1867), described as located on the western slope of the Toiyabe Range, 30 miles north of Austin, may have been in this area.


Todd and Welton, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 97; 1881 map; Lotz, 1934, p. 20; Vanderburg, 1936b, p. 103; Gianella, 1945, p. 90; Papke, 1972, p. 23

Steiner Canyon (prospect) Placer District Description

Steiner Creek drains the west flank of the Simpson Park Range in eastern Lander County (Tps. 20 and 21 N., R. 46 E.). Placer gold was reportedly discovered in the 1870's by men digging a well to supply water for a stage station; but so much water was encountered at the depth of the placer gold that recovery was impossible. Again in the early 1930's, two attempts to dig to bedrock in the same well and in another shaft up canyon were given up soon after the water table was reached. So far no placer gold has been recovered from the canyon.


Vanderburg, 1936a.

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