Robinson District

Mining District with commodities copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, lead, zinc, manganese, rhenium, palladium, platinum

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About this location

Feature ID Re-Mr00063
Other names Ely District; Ruth District
Geographic coordinates -114.953194, 39.270283
Point definition Approximate center of polygon
Polygon definition Metallic district
Reference Tingley (1998); Plate 1
Date: 1998; Scale: Small (<1:250,000)

Descriptions from sources


“The Robinson District was founded in 1867, when several underground gold and silver mines were established. By the early 1900’s, copper-gold-molybdenum ores were mined, with the first copper production in 1908. Up until 1958, there were numerous companies operating in the district.”; “The majority of production came from five large open pits, with lesser production from underground mines and smaller pits.”; “Production reported for the period 1908 to 1978 is more than 4 billion pounds copper, 2.7 million ounces of gold. Additional metal recovered included molybdenum, silver, lead, zinc, manganese, rhenium, palladium, and platinum.”

Hardy, S., Newhook, D., and Fahey, P.L., 2009, Technical Report on the Robinson Nevada Mining Company Operation, Ruth, Nevada, USA: Prepared by Quadra Mining Ltd., 294 p.

History of the site

Dates Status Detail Reference
1867 to 1867 Active The Robinson District was founded in 1867 Hardy and others (2009)

Geographic context based on the point coordinates