Wendover, Westgate, Whiskey Flat, White Caps 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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Wendover District


County: Elko

Commodities: decorative stone, tungsten


The district includes the south slopes of Leppy Peak, north of Wendover, and an area south of Wendover, west of the Bonneville Salt Flats.


Smith, 1976, p. 175; LaPointe and others, 1991, p. 223

Westgate District


Other Names: West Gate

County: Churchill

Discovered: 1906

Active: 1915

Commodities: silver, lead, gold, antimony


Located at the southern end of the Clan Alpine Mountains, in the low hills north and south of U.S. Highway 50.


Hill, 1912, p. 200; Lincoln, 1923, p. 13; Stoddard, 1932, p. 22; Lawrence, 1963, p. 35

Whisky Flat District


Other Names: Pahdet, Whiskey Flat, Sulfide, Sulphide

County: Mineral

Discovered: 1866

Commodities: copper, silver, gold, tungsten


Located at the south end of Whisky Flat, on the northern slope of the Excelsior Mountains, the district includes the north-trending spur of the Excelsior Mountains that separates Whisky Flat on the west from Rattlesnake Flat on the east. The Territorial Enterprise (1866) described the Pahdet district as “35 miles due east of Aurora” and Stretch (1867) said the district lay “to the southeast of Aurora.” The 1880 map shows Pahdet to be in area of the present Whisky Flat district, possibly extending to the southeast. Schilling (1976) listed Sulphide as an alternate name for Whisky Flat.


Territorial Enterprise, July 4, 1866, 2:2; Lincoln, 1923, p. 157; Stoddard, 1932, p. 63; Vanderburg, 1937a, p. 78; Schilling, 1976; Bonham, 1980; Stager and Tingley, 1988, p. 132

White Caps District


Other Names: Quartzite Hill

County: Clark

Commodities: lead, zinc, silver


Located in the Las Vegas Range northeast of Quail Spring, east of the Gass Peak district.


USBM MILS database, Sequence No. 3200300325; Sylvester,1941, p. 1; Tingley and others, 1993, p. 29

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