The Gold Prospects is a silver and gold mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 2,402 feet.
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Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 35.97972, -114.91917
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Gold Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Gold Prospects
Secondary: Blue Quartz Mine
District: Alunite (Railroad Pass)
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Normal Fault Extending Sw 15 Miles Or More From Railroad Pass. East Plunging Anticline Extending Into Highland Spring Range.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): PROSPECT IN SECTION 2 HAS INCLINED SHAFT ALONG SHEAR ZONE. PROSPECT IN SECTION 3 HAS UNDERGROUND WORKINGS ESTIMATED AT 500 FEET. PROSPECT IN SECTION 28 (BLUE QUARTZ MINE ?) HAS INCLINED SHAFT ABOUT 75 FEET DEEP.
Comment (Geology): GOLD AND SILVER IN SILICIFIED AND ALUNITIZED QUARTZ MONZONITE AND OVER LYING ANDESITIC AND LATITIC VOLCANIC ROCKS.
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. T., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK COUNTY NEV. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 62 , P. 143 , 178
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.