Tungsten, Tungsten Mountain 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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Tungsten District


Other Names: Hub

County: White Pine

Discovered: 1899

Organized: 1900

Commodities: tungsten, silver


Located at Tungsten, formerly Hub, on the west flank of Wheeler Peak in the Snake Range. Hose and others (1976) incorrectly included the Tungsten area in the Lincoln district, which was organized in 1869 south of Wheeler Peak. The Lincoln district borders the Tungsten district on the south but, according to the original description, never included it.


Lincoln, 1923, p. 256; Stoddard, 1932, p. 89; Hose and others, 1976, p. 79; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 231

Tungsten Mountain District


Other Names: Augusta, Hilltop, Alpine, Clan Alpine

County: Churchill

Commodities: tungsten, gold, silver, lead, molybdenum


The Tungsten Mountain district is centered around Tungsten Mountain on the eastern slope of the northern Clan Alpine Mountains and extends from Rocky Canyon on the south to Stone Canyon on the north. Todd and Welton (1866) placed the historic Augusta district in this area, east of the present Bernice district. The General Land Office map (1866) shows the Augusta district to cover most of the central Clan Alpine Mountains, including Augusta Canyon and the present Tungsten Mountain district.

The Tungsten Mountain district extends north into Humboldt County, covering the mountains along county line, north of the Augusta Mountains and east of Humboldt Salt Marsh. Tungsten Mountain district is sometimes included in the Alpine district, to the south.


Todd and Welton, 1866; General Land Office map, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 29; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 40; Tingley, 1990, p. 164

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