The Gold Ore Claims is a gold and silver mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,000 feet.
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Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.93111, -118.93333
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Gold Ore Claims MRDS details
Primary: Gold Ore Claims
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: 300 PPM SILVER, 11.56 PPM GOLD
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF SEVERAL SHAFTS AND AT LEAST ONE ADIT IN METAVOLCANIC ROCKS AND ORE SHAFT IN TERTIARY ANDESITE. IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE AREA, A VERTICAL SHAFT EXTENDS TO A DEPTH OF SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET, AND AN INCLINED SHAFT FOLLOWS AN IRON STAINED SILICIFIED ZONE IN THE METAVOLCANIC ROCKS. THE DUMPS ARE COMPOSED OF SOMEWHAT PHYLLITIC METAVOLCANIC ROCKS THAT ORIGINALLY WERE PROBABLY INTERMEDIATE TO SILICEOUS PYROCLASTIC ROCKS.
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG, BULL 83
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.