Other Names: Old Gold Mountain, Bonnie Claire, Gold Mountain, Oriental Wash, Thorp’s Wells, Old Camp, Hornsilver
Commodities: gold, silver, lead, tungsten, copper, uranium
Located around the camp of Tokop, the Tokop district extends generally from the Nye county line west to the California state line. The original district name was Gold Mountain. The Tokop district embraces Gold Mountain on the east, Oriental Wash (sometimes considered a separate district) on the west, and includes the townsite of Bonnie Claire. Gold Point (Hornsilver) to the north, formerly a part of Tokop district, is now considered to be a separate district.
Stretch, 1867, p. 58; Wheeler, 1872, p. 47; Whitehill, 1873, p. 42; Angel, 1881, p. 416;Ball,1907, p.187-191;Stuart,1909,p.59-60;Hill,1912,p.207-208,210;Lincoln,1923, p. 83; Stoddard, 1932, p. 41; Gianella, 1945, p. 61; Albers and stewart, 1972, p. 71; Garside, 1973, p. 52-53; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 70
Gold Mountain (Tokop) Placer District Description
This district, also known as the Oriental Wash district, covers a large irea in southern Esmeralda County between Slate Ridge and Gold Moun- :ain. (Tps. 7 and 8 S., Rs. 40 and 41 E., unsurveyed). The area has been prospected since 1866 and contains some high-grade gold veins such as that at the Oriental mine, discovered in 1871. The location of the small ulacer gold deposits reported by Vanderburg is unknown.
Other Names: Monte Cristo, Quartz Mountain, Clarkdale, Vignola’s, Carr’s Camp
Commodities: gold, silver
The Tolicha district is located about 3 miles east of Monte Cristo Springs, the district includes the area between Tolicha Peak and Quartz Mountain. The adjacent Clarkdale district is sometimes included in theTolicha district.
Hill, 1912, p. 223; Lincoln, 1923, p. 183; Stoddard, 1932, p. 71; Kral, 1951, p. 166; Cornwall, 1972, p. 41; Bonham, 1976; Hall, 1981, p. 119; Tingley and others, 1997, p. 7-90
Other Names: Ray, Rays
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, copper, tungsten, zinc, mercury, uranium, arsenic
The Tonopah district is mostly in Nye County; the Ray area is in T4N, R42E.
Hill, 1912, p. 224; Lincoln, 1923, p. 184; Stoddard, 1932, p. 71; Lotz, 1934, p. 22; Bailey and Phoenix, 1944, p. 108; Kral, 1951, p. 169; La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Albers and Stewart, 1972, p. 72; Garside, 1973, p. 49-52, 90-91; Bonham and Garside, 1979, p. 105, 129; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 187; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 150
Tonopah Placer District Description
Some placer gold production is credited to this famous silver-gold mining district, in eastern Esmeralda County and western Nye County. I have found no descriptions of any placer occurrence.
Other Names: Browns, St. Anthony
Commodities: tungsten, antimony
Located in the eastern part of the southern Trinity Range, about 2 miles west of Browns Station.
Hill, 1912, p. 212; Lincoln, 1923, p. 13; Stoddard, 1932, p. 22; Vanderburg, 1940, p. 51; Lawrence, 1963, p. 217; Willden and Speed, 1974, p. 85; Schilling, 1976; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 37
Other Names: Nyopolis
Commodities: gold, mercury
The district is located north of upper Beatty Wash, about 15 miles northeast of Beatty. Transvaal was only active for a few months and has no recorded production.
Paher, 1970, p. 326, Hall 1981, p. 128, Tingley and others, 1997, p. 7-99