Stonewall, Sulphide, Sulphur, Sunset 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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Stonewall District


Other Names: Stonewall Mountain, Ralston

County: Nye

Discovered: 1904

Commodities: silver, gold


Originally known as Stonewall Mountain, the district is located on north side of Stonewall Mountain. Locally, the area is sometimes referred to as Ralston, for the nearby railroad siding of the same name.


Ball, 1907, p. 83; Hill, 1912, p. 224; Lincoln, 1923, p. 183; Stoddard, 1932, p. 71; Kral, 1951, p. 165; Cornwall, 1972, p. 40

Sulphide District


Other Names: Oro

County: Mineral

Discovered: 1914

Active: 1914-15

Commodities: gold, tungsten


Located in T6N, of Hawthorne and 3.5 miles east of Whisky Spring. The Sulphide district adjoins the Whisky Flat district on the north.


Lincoln, 1923, p. 155; Stoddard, 1932, p. 62; Lotz, 1934, p. 21

Sulphur District


Other Names: Rabbit Hole

County: Humboldt

Discovered: 1875

Commodities: gold, silver, mercury, sulfur


Located 2 miles southeast of the townsite of Sulphur, in the northwestern part of the Kamma Mountains.


Lincoln, 1923, p. 103; Stoddard, 1932, p. 47; Vanderburg, 1938a, p. 44; Willden, 1964, tables 16, 17

Sunset District


Other Names: Lyons, Murphy, Lucy Gray

County: Clark

Active: 1893

Commodities: gold, lead, silver, copper, uranium


The Sunset district is located at the southern end of the Lucy Grey Range, about 15 miles southeast of Jean, Nevada, and a short distance east of Lyons, California. Averett (1962) described a Murphy district, located 8 miles northwest of Crescent, as possibly the Sunset district.


Hill, 1912, p. 202; Lincoln, 1923, p. 27; Stoddard, 1932, p. 26; Vanderburg, 1937b, p. 80; Gianella, 1945, p. 31; Averett, 1962, p. 73, 92; Longwell and others, 1965, p. 142; Garside, 1973, p. 38

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