The Pole Canyon Prospects is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,001 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: 6,001 Feet (1,829 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 40.36389, -118.22667
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Pole Canyon Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Pole Canyon Prospects
District: Sacramento 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
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Production): MINED IN 1913, VALUED AT $175/TON
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSITS OCCUR IN 3 PARALLEL QUARTZ VEINS FROM 200 TO 500 FT APART. VEINS RANGE IN WIDTH FROM A FOOT TO 6 FEET OR MORE.
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW SHAFTS AND TRENCHES
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSITS WERE WORKED IN 1913. DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SHALLOW SHAFTS AND TRENCHES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Development): DEPOSITS WERE WORKED IN 1913.
Comment (Geology): DEPOSITS OCCUR IN THREE PARALLEL QUARTZ VEINS FROM 200 TO 500 FT. APART. VEINS RANGE IN WIDTH FROM A FOOT TO 6 FEET OR MORE.
Comment (Location): PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1914, THE ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 580-M
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W. O., 1936, USBM IC 6902.
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.