The Ruby Hill Mines is a silver mine located in White Pine county, Nevada at an elevation of 8,999 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 8,999 Feet (2,743 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver
Lat, Long: 39.66556, -114.63944
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Ruby Hill Mines MRDS details
Primary: Ruby Hill Mines
Secondary: Rubyville Claims
Secondary: Rubyhill Apex
County: White Pine
Land ownership: National Forest
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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1871
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR TO IRREGULAR
Description: Many Faults
Analytical Data: ASSAYS UP TO $1800/TON (1872)
Comment (Location): 8 OR MORE CLAIMS ON S. SIDE OF RUBY CREEK NEAR ITS HEAD.
Comment (Production): SOME SPECIMENS ASSAYED AS HIGH AS $18,000 PER TON
Comment (Geology): ORES ARE LOCALIZED IN IRREGULAR QUARTZ VEINS AND REPLACEMENT BODIES ALONG TWO MAIN EAST TRENDING ZONES 5-50 FT. WIDE, 1500 FEET LONG.
Comment (Deposit): 8 OR MORE CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Development): ORES WERE DIFFICULT TO PAN AMALGAMATE BECAUSE OF THEIR ANTIMONY CONTENT. A 5-STAMP MILL WAS ERECTED IN 1871 BUT THE MINES WERE IDLE 1871-1873 BECAUSE OF LAWSUITS. CHLORIDERS WERE AT WORK IN SUMMER OF 1873 AND SHIPPED A FEW TONS TO EUREKA WHICH YIELDED ABOUT $1200/TON. ONE CARLOAD AG ORE SHIPPED IN 1923.
Reference (Deposit): HOSE, BLAKE, & SMITH 1976, GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF WHITE PINE CO., NEV., NEV BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULL. 85
Reference (Deposit): NBMG DISTRICT FILE 322 PRESS CLIPPINGS: 1923 MINING RECORD CLIPPINGS.
Reference (Deposit): USBM, 1983, MILS DATA
Reference (Deposit): RAYMOND, R.W., 1873, USBM MINERALS YEARBOOK, P. 229.
Reference (Production): RAYMOND 1872 P 202 REPORTED
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.