The Montezuma Prospect is a mine located in Esmeralda county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,499 feet.
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Elevation: 6,499 Feet (1,981 Meters)
Lat, Long: 37.67167, -117.40556
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Montezuma Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Montezuma Prospect
Secondary: Sweeny Mine ?
District: Montezuma District
Land ownership: Federal
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.
Owner Name: Kollsman Mineral And Chemical Corp.
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: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Montezuma Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Fault (N60w, 30sw)
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification (Opalite)
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Miocene
Comment (Geology): CAMBRIAN EL DORADO LIMESTONE FAULTED AGAINST MIOCENE SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. CINNABAR OCCURS IN RIBS OF OPALITIC MATERIAL, BRECCIA PIPES, AND IRREGULAR SILICIFIED RUBBLE ZONE. ; GEOL.DESC: CAMBRIAN ELDORADO LIMESTONE FAULTED AGAINST MIOCENE SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): HOLMES, G.W., JR., 1965, MERCURY IN NEVADA: USBM IC 8252
Reference (Production): BAILEY AND PHOENIX
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.