The Buena Vista Canyon Placer is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.44722, -118.13528
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Buena Vista Canyon Placer MRDS details
Primary: Buena Vista Canyon Placer
District: Unionville District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Development): WORKED ON A SMALL SCALE SINCE 1860'S. A NEW PLACER DISCOVERY WAS MADE IN 1931 THAT WAS ACTIVELY WORKED UNTIL 1936. NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): THE 1931 DISCOVERY CONSISTED OF A 2 TO 3 FT THICK PAY STREAK IN GRAVELS 6-10 FT DEEP TO BEDROCK.
Comment (Deposit): PLACERS ARE FOUND IN GRAVELS IN BUENA VISTA CANYON ABOVE THE ABANDONED TOWNSITE OF UNIONVILLE. WORKED ON A SMALL SCALE SINCE 1860'S. A NEW PLACER DISCOVERY WAS MADE IN 1931 CONSISTING OF A 2 TO 3 FOOT THICK PAY STREAK IN GRAVELS 6-10 FEET DEEP TO BEDROCK. THIS WAS ACTIVELY WORKED BETWEEN 1931 AND 1936. GOLD PROBABLY DERIVED FROM GOLD-BEARING QUARTZ VEINS IN BUENA VISTA CANYON (SUCH AS AT MARIGOLD MINE). ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Production): AMT RECORDED; THOUGHT TO BE TWICE THIS AMT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; USGS BULL. 1356
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, PLACER MINING IN NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 30 NO. 4
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION
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.