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Steamboat Mountain is located on the west side of main Black Rock Desert Playa between road to Soldier Meadows and the playa.
North of Steamboat Mountain is Lost Spring.
- GNIS Map
- Pershing County Road Map, 1954. Lists "Steamboat Mtn"
- Peter Goin, "Black Rock," p. 195. Image of the pinnacle of Steamboat.
- Mineral Resources of the United States, 1914--Part II--Nonmetals" Discussion of drilling in the center of the playa for Potash: "The site selected for the boring is in the center of the Black Rock Desert, about 4 J miles due north of the flag station Trego, on the Western Pacific Railway, and 18 miles northeast of Gerlach, a division point on the railroad." Includes a map dated October, 1913 that names Old Razorback Mountain as "White Mtn" and Steamboat Mountain as "Red Knob", see the Trego 1913 Map.