The Sweepstake Prospect is a lead and copper mine located in Clark county, Nevada.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Commodity: Lead, Copper
Lat, Long: 35.83194, -115.53639
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Sweepstake Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Sweepstake Prospect
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: Large Scale Overthrusts.
Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT HAS UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING RELATIONS OF SILICA AND SEVERAL SULFATE MINERALS. WASTE MATERIAL HAS WIDE RANGE OF COLORS. AUTHOR INFERRED THAT SILICA AND SULPHATE MINERALS WERE FIRST DEPOSITED IN INTIMATE MIXTURE AND LATER SEGREGATED AS COARSELY CRYSTALLINE GRAINS AND CRYSTALS.
Reference (Deposit): HEWETT, 1931 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF GOODSPRINGS QUAD., USGS PROF. PAPER 162 P. 113
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.