The Limerick Basin Placer is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 6,099 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: 6,099 Feet (1,859 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.31833, -118.16528
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Limerick Basin Placer MRDS details
Primary: Limerick Basin Placer
Secondary: Panama Placers
Secondary: Limerick Canyon Placers
District: Rochester 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: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1913
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Comment (Deposit): SOURCE OF PLACERS WERE THE LODES OF THE HAGAN AND PLAINVIEW MINES.. A BROAD UPLAND BASIN, PROBABLY FORMED IN THE PLEISTOCENE; LIMERICK CANYON IS MUCH STEEPER AND IS ERODING BACK IN-TO THE BASIN. THE GOLD IN THE PLACER APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DEPO-SITED IN A SINUOUS STREAM CHANNEL OF PLEISTOCENE AGE. THE PLAC-ERS ARE IN HOLOCENE GRAVELS, REWORKED FROM THE LIMERICK BASIN -AREA.
Comment (Workings): PLACERS WERE WORKED BY SINKING SHAFTS TO BEDROCK AND DRIFTING ON BEDROCK.
Comment (Development): GOLD WAS DISCOVERED IN 1913 IN GRAVEL IN BROAD BASIN AT THE HEAD OF LIMERICK CANYON. NO ACTIVITY AT PANAMA PLACERS, BUT SEVERAL(3) SMALL SCALE OPERATIONS ACTIVE IN LIMERICK CANYON WITH PEOPLE LIVIN-G IN TRAILERS, ETC. IN 1984.
Comment (Deposit): GOLD WAS DISCOVERED IN 1913 IN GRAVEL IN BROAD BASIN AT THE HEAD OF LIMERICK CANYON. PLACERS WERE WORKED BY SINKING SHAFTS TO BEDROCK AND DRIFTING ON BEDROCK. DEEPEST SHAFT IS 30 FEET. SOURCES OF PLACERS WERE THE GOLD LODES OF THE HAGAN AND PLAINVIEW MINES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): PLACERS EXTEND DOWN LIMERICK CANYON FOLLOWING THE PLEISTOCENE STREAM CHANNEL; REPORTER REFERENCED THE "LOVELOCK NK 11-10 (1955)" QUADRANGLE MAP
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, A., 1924, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA; USGS BULL. 762
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1914, ROCHESTER MINING DISTRICT, NEVADA: IN USGS BULL. 580
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA, PH.D. THESIS STANFORD UNIV.
Reference (Deposit): BONHAM, H. F., JR., 25 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF THE PLACERS
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M. G., 1973, USGS BULL 1356, P. 76-78.
Reference (Deposit): BERGENDAHL, M. 4., 1965, NBMG BULL 65, P. 87-100.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, U. 0., 1936, NBMG BULL 27, P. 152-154.
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, W. O., 1936, USBM IC 6902, P. 28-30.
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.