Stateline Peak District
Other Names: Peterson Mountain, Seven Lakes Mountain, Antelope
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
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
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.