The Hilltop Mine is a uranium mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 4,800 feet.
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Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1,463 Meters)
Lat, Long: 36.27333, -114.18361
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Hilltop Mine MRDS details
Primary: Hilltop Mine
District: Gold Butte
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: 2 N Trending Faults Dividing The Virgin Range In The Gold Butte Area Into Monodinal Ridges With An E Dip.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Geology): ORE FOUND IN LENTICULAR PEGMATITE BODY CUTTING THE GRANITE, 180 FT. LONG AND 30 FEET WIDE. PEGMATITE BODY TRENDS N AND DIPS STEEPLY TO THE E. SAMARSKITE IS SPARSELY AND IRREGULARLY DISTRIBUTED IN THE DIKE.
Comment (Location): AREA UNSURVEYED
Comment (Commodity): QUARTZ AND FELDSPAR OF COMMERCIAL GRADE,BUT NO READYMARKET IN VICINITY.
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION OF 30 LB. SAMARSKITE REPORTED.
Comment (Workings): SURFACE; OVER A LENGTH OF 180 FEET AND A WIDTH OF 30FEET.
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO. NEV. BUR MINES, BULL. 62 , P. 183 .
Reference (Deposit): HILL, J. M., 1916 , NOTES ON SOME MINING DISTRICTS IN EASTERN NEVADA USGS BULL. 648 , P. 47 .
Reference (Production): LONGWELL, ETAL, 1965
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.