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Bootstrap Nevada

Bootstrap Nevada

Bootstrap Nevada Overview

Bootstrap was a mining district in Elko County, Nevada.

Also, known as Boulder Creek and Carlin Trend.

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Year Established/Founded


Bootstrap Nevada History

The area was known as the Boulder Creek district from 1953 to about 1960 until the Bootstrap Mine became a major gold producer and was known as Bootstrap.

The Bootstrap District is sometimes referred to as the Bootstrap subdistrict of the Carlin Trend, an informal grouping of disseminated gold deposits that extends from the southern Railroad district in the Piñon Range, on the southeast, to the Bootstrap district on the northwest.

This district includes much of the drainage areas of Boulder and Antelope Creeks on the Tuscarora Range’s western slope and generally extends from the Bootstrap Mine north to the Dee and Rossi mines.


Gold, barite, silver, antimony, and mercury.



GPS Coordinates

  1. 41° 3′ 27.67″ N, 116° 26′ 33.33″ W – Willow Creek Reservoir SE
  2. 41° 2′ 29.67″ N, 116° 30′ 4.34″ W – Santa Renia Fields

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References Used

  • Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada

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