The Rochester Canyon is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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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.
Lat, Long: 40.28417, -118.21694
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Rochester Canyon MRDS details
Primary: Rochester Canyon
District: Rochester District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Comment (Deposit): ; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: PLACER AU-PGE.
Comment (Deposit): IN 1905 A GROUP OF PROSPECTS WAS LOCATED ON NENZEL HILL WHICH LATER BECAME ROCHESTER MINES IN 1912. ONE OF THE LARGEST PRODUCERS IN THE DISTRICT. IN 1929 IT CLOSED DOWN. ORE DEPOSITS OCCUR IN TWO MAJOR VEIN OR NORMAL FAULT SYSTEMS CALLED THE EAST VEIN AND WEST VEIN. THE VEINS ARE OPENED IN DEPTH BY THREE LONG ADIT TUNNELS.
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.