The Santa Clara Mine is a silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,499 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: 6,499 Feet (1,981 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.57222, -118.12972
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Santa Clara Mine MRDS details
Primary: Santa Clara Mine
District: Star 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: American Basin Fault
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): ABOUT 2 MI S OF TEHAMA MINE; UTM APPROX.; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = IMLAY (1956) 1:625000
Comment (Deposit): A FISSURE VEIN 6 TO 12 INCHES WIDE FORMED BY FILLING AND REPLACEMENT ALONG A NARROW SHEETED ZONE IN MAYOLITE. THE VEIN AND SHEETED ZONE ROUGHLY PARALLEL THE MAJOR FAULT ZONE THAT TRAVERSES SANTA CLARA CANYON BELOW THE PROSPECT.
Comment (Geology): A FISSURE VEIN 6 TO 12 INCHES WIDE FORMED BY FILLING AND REPLACEMENT ALONG A NARROW SHEETED ZONE IN RHYOLITE. THE VEIN AND SHEETED ZONE ROUGHLY PARALLELS THE MAJOR FAULT ZONE WHICH TRAVERSES SANTA CLARA CANYON BELOW THE PROSPECT.
Reference (Deposit): CAMERON, 1939, GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE NE HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA; GSA BULL. V.50 NO.4
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
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.