Warm Springs, Washiki, Washington 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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Warm Springs District (Lander County)


County: Lander

Commodities: mercury


Located west of State Highway 305 in Reese River Valley, 35 miles south of Battle Mountain.


Bailey and Phoenix, 1944, p. 113; Stewart and others, 1977, p. 97

Warm Springs District (White Pine County)


Other Names: Antelope Range

County: White Pine

Discovered: 1870

Commodities: lead, silver, gold


Located in the vicinity of Tunnel Canyon, north of Tippett Spring in the Antelope Range.


Raymond, 1873, p. 203; Tingley and Castor, 1991, p. 10

Washiki District


Other Names: Washakie, Grandpap, Clear Creek

County: Humboldt, Pershing

Discovered: 1906

Commodities: gold, silver, lead


Located on the Pershing-Humboldt county line in the area of Bacon, Washoke, and Grandpap Canyons. Most of the district is in Pershing County. A Clear Creek district is shown in this area on the 1880 map.


1880 map; Stoddard, 1932, p. 45; Vanderburg, 1936b, p. 49; Carlson, 1974, p. 241; Bonham, 1976; Johnson, 1977, p. 101

Washington District (Lyon, Mineral Counties)


Other Names: Cornell, Cambridge

County: Lyon, Mineral

Discovered: 1861

Organized: 1861

Commodities: silver, gold, copper, lead, uranium, coal


Located along the canyon of the East Walker River in the southeastern corner of Lyon County, extending from the vicinity of Wichman Canyon on the north to the Mineral county line on the east and the south. Most of the district is in Lyon County. According to Paher (1971), the district was originally known as Washington but [the northern part?] was reorganized as Cambridge in 1867. The General Land Office 1866 map shows Cornell district located south of the Walker River district, between the Walker River and Esmeralda districts.

Stretch (1867) located the Cornell district in the Wassuk Mountains, west of Walker Lake and south of the Desert district. The 1880 map shows Cornell to generally coincide with the Washington district, although it may have included some of the western Mount Grant district as well.


General Land Office, 1866; Stretch, 1867, p. 39; White, 1869, p. 91; Lincoln, 1923, p. 157; Stoddard, 1932, p. 63; Stoddard and Carpenter, 1950, p. 98; Moore, 1969, p. 29; Paher, 1970, p. 85; Bonham, 1976

Washington District (Lander, Nye Counties)


Other Names: San Juan Canyon

County: Lander, Nye

Organized: 1863

Commodities: silver, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten, arsenic


Located on the western slope of the Toiyabe Range about 25 miles south of Austin. Vanderburg (1939) placed this district partly in Lander County.


Stretch, 1867, p. 102; Hill, 1912, p. 216; Lincoln, 1923, p. 197; Stoddard, 1932, p. 73; Vanderburg, 1939, p. 81; Gianella, 1945, p. 145; Kral, 1951, p. 207; La Heist, 1964, p. 66; Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1984, p. 223; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 155

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