The Enterprise Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,899 feet.
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Elevation: 5,899 Feet (1,798 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.26611, -118.10194
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Enterprise Mine MRDS details
Primary: Enterprise Mine
Secondary: Hildebrant Prospect
District: Spring Valley 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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitized
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: 12.0 PPM-3.0 PPM AU
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF 4 OR MORE ADITS
Comment (Geology): GOLD OCCURS IN THIN QUARTZ STRINGERS MINERALIZATION IS SPORADIC. AN EARLY MINED QUARTZ VEIN CONTAINS COVELLITE AND MALACHITE TRENDING THROUGH THE DEPOSIT TO THE SOUTH.
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF FOUR OR MORE ADITS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Production): MINOR GOLD. LESS THAN FEW HUNDRED OUNCES.
Comment (Deposit): GOLD OCCURS IN THIN QUARTZ STRINGERS. MINERALIZATION IS SPARADIC. AN EARLY MINED QUARTZ VEIN CONTAINS COVELLITE AND MALACHITE TRENDING THROUGH THE DEPOSIT TO THE SOUTH.
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): VIKRE, P.G., 1978, GEOLOGY AND SILVER MINERALIZATION OF THE ROCHESTER DISICT, PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; PH.D. THESIS STANFORD UNIV.
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.