The Rusty Pick Prospect is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,299 feet.
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Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.40417, -118.20972
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Rusty Pick Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Rusty Pick Prospect
District: Rye Patch 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: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Geology): AVERAGE WIDTH OF QUARTZ VEIN IS 10 INCHES.
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPMENT WORK CONSISTS OF A SMALL SHAFT, 28 FEET DEEP, WITH A DRIFT 2 FT. NORTH AND 13 FT. SOUTH; AND A FEW SHALLOW SURFACE CUTS. MINE OCCURS IN GRANODIORITE NEAR CONTACT WITH RHYOLITE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): MINE IS IN GRANODIORITE NEAR CONTACT WITH RHYOLITE THE AVERAGE WIDTH OF THE QUARTZ VEIN IS 10 INCHES
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF A SMALL SHAFT 28 FT DEEP, WITH A DRIFT 2 FT NORTH AND 13 FT SOUTH, AND A FEW SHALLOW SURFACE CUTS
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): SIRDEVAN, W.H., 1913, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON "THE RUSTY PICK PROSPECT"
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 1984, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF RYE PATCH DISTRICT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3
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.