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Castle Peak Nevada

Castle Peak Nevada

Castle Peak Nevada Overview

Castle Peak was located in Storey County and Washoe County, Nevada.

Also, known as Aqua Frio, Castle, Red Mountain, Washington, Alum Canyon.

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Year Established/Founded


Castle Peak Nevada History

Located in the Virginia Range, south of the Truckee River about 12 miles from Virginia City. Red Mountain, north of Castle Peak, was formerly considered to be a separate district.

The Territorial Enterprise (1859) described an Aqua Frio district, organized in December 1859 in this general area.

The Washington district, according to Gold Hill News (1865), was located in the Washington Hill area.

The Alum Canyon district (1863) included the foot of Geiger Grade.

All of these areas are now included in the Castle Peak district.





GPS Coordinates

39° 24′ 27.68″ N 119° 38′ 42.65″ W

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References Used

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

Castle Peak Nevada