The Wheelbarrow Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,400 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: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.85611, -118.12722
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Wheelbarrow Mine MRDS details
Primary: Wheelbarrow Mine
Secondary: Marietta Mine
District: Mill City District (Central District)
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.
Owner Name: Consolidated Gold, Ltd.
Years: 1987 - 1937
Owner Name: Keil, C. F.
Home Office: Winnemucca
Years: 1937 -
Owner Name: Mettenry, Frank L.
Years: 1987 - 1937
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
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: Basin And Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Hornfels
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD HAS BEEN MERGED WITH W700439 AND M232616, WHICH HAVE BEEN DELETED. NOTE: PREVIOUS MRDS RECORD M232616 REFERRED TO A MARIETTA MINE, BUT MAJOR REFERENCES CALL SITE THE WHEELBARROW MINE, WHICH IS WHAT IT IS CALLED ON 1982 WOODY CANYON TOPOGRAPHIC MAP.
Comment (Workings): SHAFT, 8 SHORT ADITS UP TO 250 FEET LONG.
Comment (Geology): DIORITE INTRUSIVE EXPOSED AT PORTAL OF WESTERN ADIT, SOUTH OF ROAD. CONTACT CANNOT BE SEEN IN ROAD CUT OR ON THE HILLSIDE TO THE NORTH. DIORITE MUST BE A DIKE (TINGLEY, UNPUBLISHED MRDS NOTES), FINGERING OUT TO THE NORTH. HORNFELS CROP OUT BOTH EAST AND WEST OF THE VEIN ZONE AND FORMS BOLD OUTCROPS IN CONTRAST TO WEATHERED DIORITE. DUMPS CONTAIN WHITE QUARTZ.
Comment (Development): 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS - ONE OF THE OLDER PROPERTIES IN THE DISTRICT.
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN NARROW QUARTZ VEINS IN RHYOLITE AND SHALE.
Comment (Location): 1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF BLACKBIRD MINE IN EUGENE MOUNTAINS. THE DISTRICT WAS PREVIOUSLY CALLED THE CENTRAL DISTRICT; 1:24000 QUADRANGLE MAP IS A 1982 EDITION
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W. O., 1938, RECONNAISSANCE OF MINING DISTRICTS IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NEVADA: USBM INFORMATION CIRCULAR 6902.
Reference (Deposit): STAFF, 1988, DIRECTORY OF NEVADA MINE OPERATIONS ACTIVE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1987: NBMI MI-1988.
Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D. M., 1977, IN GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 65-66.
Reference (Deposit): STAGER, H.K., AND TINGLEY, J.V., 1988, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 105, P. 167.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89, P. 65-66.
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.