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Gibellini Nevada

Gibellini Nevada

Gibellini Nevada Overview

Bibellini was a mining district in Eureka County, Nevada, and Nye County, Nevada.

Also known as Fish Creek.

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Year Established/Founded


Gibellini Nevada History

From an NBMG document on FishCreek – Gibellini Districts:

There has been little recorded history on early mining in the district. In the 1880’s James Butler, who 30 years later discovered the Tonopah silver deposits, and Angelo Belli located the Angelo Belli Claims on the west facing slope of the Mahogany Hills. Butler later acquired patents on the North and South Antelope, which the county subsequently took from his heirs in the 1930’s to be sold for taxes. The Gibellini manganese-nickel deposits were located in 1942 by L. P. Gibellini. A small shipment of 31.6% manganese ore was shipped in 1953, however, there has been no recorded production since. In 1959-60, fluorite was discovered by Maynard and Lester Bisoni on the northwest side of the Fish Creek Range around McCullough Butte, and later discoveries were made on the east flanks of Ditto Peak.


  • 1880s – James Butler and Angelo Belli located the Angelo Belli claims
  • 1942 – Louis P. Gibellini discovers manganese-nickel deposits in the area.


Manganese, zinc, nickel, vanadium, and platinum.


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The Population of Gibellini Nevada

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From an NBMG document on FishCreek – Gibellini Districts:

The Fish Creek mining district is located in the southeast corner of Eureka County, in the southern half of the Mahogany Hills and on the west facing slope of the Fish Creek Range in Tl8N,R52E. This report also includes the Gibellini mining area in Tl6N,R52E. Access to the district is from good dirt roads, south from U.S. Highway 50; southwest, 35 miles from Eureka; and east from Nevada Highway 20.

Gibellini Nevada

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  • Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada, page 98
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Gibellini Nevada