The Amonett-Frank Claims is a gold mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,000 feet.
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Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)
Lat, Long: 40.51611, -117.63167
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Amonett-Frank Claims MRDS details
Primary: Amonett-Frank Claims
District: Goldbanks 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: 1934
Discovery Year: 1933
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Hot-spring Au-Ag
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Permian
Comment (Production): 1 CARLOAD AU-AG ORE SHIPPED IN 1934.
Comment (Development): REPORTS OF SMALL PRODUCTION IN 193, PROPERTY WAS IDLE IN 193
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEIN OCCURS IN ROCKS OF HAVALLAH FORMATION. VEIN IS 2 TO 4 FT WIDE
Comment (Workings): 80-FT SHAFT, SHORT TUNNELS, AND LATERAL WORKINGS
Comment (Geology): QUARTZ VEIN OCCURS IN ROCKS OF HAVALLAH FORMATION, 2 TO 4 FEET WIDE
Comment (Deposit): DISCOVERED IN 1933. REPORTS OF SMALL PRODUCTION IN 1934. PROPERTY WAS IDLE IN 1936. THE CLAIMS CONSIST OF AN 80-FT. SHAFT, SHORT TUNNELS, AND LATERAL WORKINGS ON ONE QUARTZ VEIN. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 89
Reference (Deposit): VANDERBURG, 1936, MINING DISTRICTS OF PERSHING COUNTY: USBM 1C 6902
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.