The Oro Fino Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,840 feet.
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Elevation: 5,840 Feet (1,780 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.30583, -118.21389
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Oro Fino Mine MRDS details
Primary: Oro Fino Mine
Secondary: Rico Nevada Mine
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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1879
Discovery Year: 1865
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Description: Shear Zone
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Comment (Location): SE 1/4 SEC. 12; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): IN THE EARLY 1860'S-1880'S THE MINE WAS DISCOVERED AND DEVELOPED.
Comment (Deposit): THE GOLD-BEARING TOURMALINE-QUARTZ VEIN IS 3-5 FT WIDE.
Comment (Workings): STOPED FOR 200 FT ALONG STRIKE
Comment (Geology): THE GOLD-BEARING QUARTZ TOURMALINE VEIN RANGES FROM 3 TO 5 FEET IN WIDTH
Comment (Deposit): IN EARLY 1860'S TO 1880'S THE MINE WAS DISCOVERED AND DEVELOPED. IT WAS REPORTED TO HAVE YIELDED HIGH-GRADE GOLD ORE IN 1879 IT WAS STOPED FOR 200 FEET ALONG ITS STRIKE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1860'S
Reference (Deposit): KNOPF, A., 1924, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, NEVADA: USGS BULL. 762
Reference (Deposit): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA, PH.D. THESIS STANFORD, UNIV.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OFPERSHING 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.