Other Names: Glendale
Commodities: silver, gold, lead, zinc
Located north of Sparks, in the low hills immediately north of the Truckee Meadows. The district is sometimes included in the Peavine district to the west.
Hill, 1912, p. 226; Lincoln, 1923, p. 239; Stoddard, 1932, p. 85; Overton, 1947, p. 83; Bonham, 1969, p. 91; Paher, 1970, p. 35; Bonham, 1976
Other Names: Lone Mountain, Silverpah
Commodities: gold, silver, uranium
Located in the Weepah Hills, southwest of Lone Mountain. The district is sometimes included in Lone Mountain district. The eastern part of the Weepah district was sometimes known as the Silverpah district.
Clapp, 1919, p. 2; Stoddard, 1932, p. 41; Albers and Stewart, 1972, p. 69; Garside, 1973, p. 54
Wellington District (Douglas, Lyon Counties)
Other Names: Silver Glance, Wright, Risue Canyon
Commodities: lead, zinc, copper, silver, gold, antimony, tungsten, fluorspar
Located in the southern tip of the Pine Nut Mountains north of the town of Wellington, and in the northern portion of the Wellington Hills south of Wellington. The district is along the Walker River, south of Wellington and west of the Walker River district. Most of district was originally in Douglas County, but a change in county lines placed most of the mines in Lyon County.
The district name is shown as Wright on the General Land Office 1866 map, the 1880 map places Wright more to the northeast, indicating the Wright district may have included part of the northern Pine Grove Hills. Moore (1969) included Risue Canyon in the Wellington district.
DeGroot, 1863; General Land Office, 1866; Hill, 1912, p. 203; Lincoln, 1923, p. 37; Stoddard, 1932, p. 28; Gianella, 1945, p. 35; Overton, 1947, p. 32; Lawrence, 1963, p. 42; Moore, 1969, p. 30; Wong, 1982, table 1; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 48
Wellington District (Nye County)
Other Names: O’Briens Camp, Jamestown
Commodities: gold, silver
The district is located at the south end of the Wellington Hills, a north-trending outlier west of the southern Cactus Range. Mines and prospects are concentrated in sections 22, 26, and 27, T4S, R46E. The district was first called O’Briens Camp. The Wellington district is sometimes included in the Jamestown district to the south.
Ball, 1907, p. 95; Hill, 1912, p. 225; Lincoln, 1923, p. 197; Stoddard, 1932, p. 73; Lotz, 1934, p. 22; Kral, 1951, p. 211; Cornwall, 1972, p. 41; Bonham, 1976; Tingley and others, 1997, p. 7-57
Other Names: Humboldt Wells
Commodities: tungsten, beryllium, gold, limestone, building stone
The district includes the low hills surrounding Oxley Peak, 7 miles north of Wells, and hills on both sides of Clover Valley, about 5 miles south of Wells.
Smith, 1976, p. 173; Wong, 1982, table 1; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 66; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 222