The Thacker Placer Mine is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 40.58917, -117.89444
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Thacker Placer Mine MRDS details
Primary: Thacker Placer Mine
District: Willow Creek District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Placer Au-PGE
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): THE GOLD IS CONCENTRATED IN CHANNEL FILL OF VARYING WIDTHS NEAR BEDROCK AND IS OVERLAIN BY ALLUVUIM.
Comment (Workings): SMALL EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT WAS USED TO DELIVER THE GRAVELS TO CENTRAL WASHING PLANT. DRAGLINE OPERATIONS WERE CARRIED OUT IN 1959-60.
Comment (Geology): THE GOLD IS CONCENTRATED IN CHANNEL FILL OF VARYING WIDTHS NEAR BEDROCK AND IS OVERLAIN BY ALLUVIUM.
Comment (Deposit): MOST PLACER ACTIVITY TOOK PLACE BETWEEN 1938 AND 1964. SMALL EARTH-MOVING EQUIPMENT WAS USED TO DELIVER THE GRAVELS TO A CENTRAL WASHING PLANT. DRAGLINE OPERATIONS WERE CARRIED ON DURING 1959-60 IN THE N-S TRENDING PART OF THE CREEK BETWEEN THE THACKER AND WADLEY PLACER MINES. SOURCE OF GOLD, AT LEAST IN PART, GOLD-BEARING CALCITE & QUARTZ VEINS EXPOSED NEAR HEADWATERS OF WILLOW CREEK. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): N 1/2 SEC. 2 IN WILLOW CREEK CANYON ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Comment (Production): ESTIMATED 4000 OZ. AU FOR ALL WILLOW CREEK PLACERS
Comment (Development): MOST ACTIVITY TOOK PLACE BETWEEN 1938 AND 1964. DRAGLINE OPERATIONS WERE CARRIED ON DURING 1959-1960.APPARENTLY NO ACTIVITY IN 1984, HOWEVER ACTIVE PLACERING WAS TAKING PLACE AT THAT TIME BOTH UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREA-M FROM THACKER PLACER IN WILLOW CREEK CANYON
Reference (Deposit): GARSIDE, L. J., 8 OCT 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION OF WILLOW CREEK DISTRICT.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULL. 89
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.