The Unnamed Prospect 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: 39.93472, -118.98806
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Unnamed Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Prospect
Land ownership: Private
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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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Alteration To Clay Minerals
Name: Metavolcanic Rock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: MAXIMUM 2.24 AU, 50 PPM AG
Comment (Workings): A SERIES OF PROSPECTS IS DEVELOPED BY SHALLOW SHAFTS AND BY SHORT ADITS THAT GENERALLY EXPLORE SHEAR ZONES IN METAVOLCANIC ROCKS. THE METAVOLCANIC ROCKS IN AND NEAR THE SHEAR ZONES ARE COMMONLY ALTERED TO CLAY MINERALS AND HEAVILY IRON STAINED. QUARTZ VEINS OR STRINGERS OCCUR IN SOME OF THE SHEAR ZONES. ONE PROSPECT CONTAINS 1% COPPER
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN, RONALD, AND SPEED, R.C., 1974, 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.