The South American Canyon Placer 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: 40.28472, -118.09944
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South American Canyon Placer MRDS details
Primary: South American Canyon Placer
District: Spring Valley District
Land ownership: Private
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: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): A BOWL-SHAPED DEPRESSION ABOUT 1500 FT WIDE FORMED A NATURAL CONCENTRATION AREA FOR PLACER GOLD.; MODEL NAME COULD ALSO BE: PLACER AU-PGE.
Comment (Workings): NUMEROUS SHAFTS NOT MORE THAN 15 FT DEEP.
Comment (Location): SOUTH 1/2 SEC. 13; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = UNIONVILLE (1954) 1:625000
Comment (Development): NO APPARENT ACTIVITY IN 1984
Comment (Geology): ABOUT HALFWAY UP THE CANYON FROM BUENA VISTA VALLEY IS A BOWL-SHAPED DEPRESSION ABOUT 1,500 FEET WIDE, WHICH FORMED A NATURAL CONCENTRATION AREA FOR PLACER GOLD.
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPED BY NUMEROUS SHAFTS NOT MORE THAN 15 FEET DEEP. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, PLACER MINING IN NEVADA; NBMG 30
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1973, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF NEVADA; USGS BULL. 1356
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.