The Gold Basin Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
About the MRDS Data:
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Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.20972, -118.12667
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Gold Basin Mine MRDS details
Primary: Gold Basin Mine
District: Fairview 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: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: SEE ABOVE
Comment (Workings): MINE IS DEVELOPED ON SHEAR ZONES IN A RHYODACITE TO QUARTZ LATITE WEAKLY WELDED TUFF. THE MINE CONSISTS OF A 250-FOOT ADIT, A WINZE LESS THAN 100 FEET DEEP, AND SUBSIDIARY WORKINGS. THE SHEAR ZONE IN THE ADIT IS ABOUT 3 1/2 FEET WIDE, WITH THE STRONGEST CRUSHING OF ROCK ON THE FOOTWALL. SOME OF THE OXIDIZED AND BRECCIATED MATERIAL IN THE SHEAR ZONE REPORTEDLY PANNED WELL IN FREE GOLD, (BUT SAMPLES COLLECTED BY WILLDEN AND SPEED CONTAINED 0.11, 0.59 AND 1.11 PPM GOLD AND 3, 7, AND 5 PPM SILVER (WILLDEN AND SPEED, P 74)
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R C, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL 84
Reference (Deposit): YORK, BERNARD, UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON GOLD BASIN MINE, 1935: NBMG FILES
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.