The Long Shot Prospect is a uranium mine located in Clark county, Nevada at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Lat, Long: 36.31806, -114.14361
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Long Shot Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Long Shot Prospect
District: Gold Butte
Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: CHANNEL SAMPLES CONTAINED .03 %
Analytical Data: U3O8 , SPECIMEN SAMPLES CONTAIN 2 % U3O8
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 35 FOOT CROSS CUT EXPOSING THE LIMEY ORE BEARING BEDS. DIAMOND DRILLING IN 1956 , 21 CLAIMS.
Comment (Deposit): LIMESTONE AND INTERBEDDED TUFFACEOUS MATERIAL STRIKEN20 E, AND DIP 45 E; URANOPHANE IS FOUND IN SMALL QUANTITIES IN THIS FORMATION (HORSE SPRING).
Comment (Location): AREA UNSURVEYED
Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE IS INTERBEDDED WITH TUFFACEOUS MATERIAL AND CLASTIC SEDIMENTS. POROUS LIMEY BEDS LOCALLY CONTAIN SMALL AMOUNTS OF URANOPHANE.
Reference (Deposit): LONGWELL, C. R., PAMPEYAN, E. H., BOWYER, B., ROBERTS, R. J., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CLARK CO. NEV. BUREAU OF MINES, BULL. 62 , P. 184
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.